Biden's asylum policy reversed, appeal likely
Judge Jon Tigar of the US district court in San Francisco reverses the asylum policy put forward by US President Joe Biden, calling it "unlawful".
On Tuesday, a federal court reversed US President Joe Biden's asylum policy, which had been in place for ten weeks. This decision rejected the administration's main strategy for controlling migration across the southern border.
The policy requiring people seeking asylum to submit an application for admission to the US from their home country or from a country they travel through en route was deemed "unlawful" by Judge Jon Tigar of the US district court in San Francisco.
The decision could once more compel the US government to give asylum to every petitioner who enters the nation, thus causing a new wave of migrants along the US-Mexico border.
However, Tigar promptly put a 14-day hold on his decision so the Biden administration might appeal it.
The Justice Department declared that it disagreed with the decision, would appeal it, and would ask for a longer stay of execution while waiting for the outcome of the appeal.
In a statement, the US Justice Department revealed that it was certain that the rules the Biden administration implemented in May are "a lawful exercise of the broad authority granted by the immigration laws."
The Biden administration unveiled its latest policy on May 16 in an effort to stop the up to 200,000 migrants who attempt to cross the southern border on a monthly basis. Following the Biden administration's announcement, the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant and other migrant advocacy organizations filed the lawsuit that resulted in Tigar's decision.
They contended that according to Biden's policy, anyone at the border is automatically considered ineligible for asylum status.