Immigration Law

Experts: Trump's Asylum Ban is Illegal

Reuters, Nov. 9, 2018 - "“President Trump’s new asylum ban is illegal. Neither the president nor his cabinet secretaries can override the clear commands of U.S. law, but that’s exactly what they’re trying to do,” Omar Jadwat of the American Civil Liberties Union said in a statement. ... Stephen Yale-Loehr, a professor at Cornell Law School, said the administration may struggle to justify the national security concerns underpinning the order, as the flow of migrants across the southern border has fallen in recent years.  “We also have an obligation under international law not to return people to a country where they fear persecution,” he said."