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District Court Vacates Third-Country Transit Ban

Texas Immigration Attorneys

From our friends at AILA:

AILA Doc. No. 20070104 | Dated June 30, 2020

A U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia judge found that the government unlawfully promulgated the 2019 interim final rule that categorically disqualified individuals arriving at the southern border from receiving asylum unless they have already unsuccessfully sought similar protection in another country on their way to the United States. The judge stated that the government did not comply with the APA’s notice-and-comment requirements because neither the “good cause” nor the “foreign affairs function” exceptions are satisfied, thus granting the advocates’ motions for summary judgment and vacating the rule. (CAIR Coalition et al., v. Trump et al., 6/30/20)

In a statement, Hardy Vieux of Human Rights First said, “Judge Kelly’s ruling is proof that the administration cannot do an end-run around the law. In the United States of America, we follow the rule of law, even when it benefits asylum-seekers demonized by this administration.”

Final Memo