US SC allows Trump to enforce new asylum rules

Washington: The US Supreme Court has allowed the administration to enforce new asylum rules, which would cut down the number of asylum seekers, in a major political victory for President Donald Trump.

The decision allows the Trump administration to implement its policy while the litigation process in lower courts is on. Two of the justices of the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayer and Ruth Bader Ginsberg, dissented on the order.

The White House was quick to welcome the decision. “BIG United States Supreme Court WIN for the Border on Asylum!” Trump tweeted.

“We are pleased the Supreme Court has ruled our Administration can implement important, needed fixes to the broken asylum system,” White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley said.