OAKLAND, Ca. (PM) — A federal judge in California has restored a nationwide halt on the Trump administration’s plan to limit most migrants from seeking asylum on the U.S.-Mexico border.
U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar on Monday ruled that an injunction preventing the administration’s policy from taking effect should apply nationwide.
Tigar blocked the policy in July after a lawsuit by groups that assist asylum seekers.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last month restricted the impact of Tigar’s injunction to states within the area supervised by the appeals court.
That meant the policy was barred in the border states of California and Arizona but not in New Mexico or Texas.
The administration desires to prevent most migrants from seeking asylum in the United States if they cross through another country first.