SCOTUS Sides With Trump on Asylum

SCOTUS Sides With Trump on Asylum

( – The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) just sided with the president on a big issue. The court upheld that an alien without US connections cannot claim additional rights upon their initial entry under the Due Process Clause. The vote was 7-2 with 5 justices signing on to Justice Samuel Alito’s majority opinion.

The case of Department of Homeland Security v. Thuraissigiam centered around a Sri Lankan national who asked for asylum after illegally crossing the US-Mexico border. He made it 25 yards onto US soil.

Two officers and an immigration judge rejected his credible-fear claim, but he filed a federal habeas petition, in which two courts disagreed on its legal viability. The SCOUTS upheld that habeas corpus petitions do not work with asylum claims and undocumented immigrants shall not receive Fifth Amendment rights.

This was a clear win for the Trump administration and its desire to keep America’s borders secure and the lines to seek asylum or immigrate clear.

The hard-earned rights of Americans are for just that: Americans. If someone wishes to enter the country, they must do so through the provided channels while following the law. Then, due process and rights will be extended to them as they are welcomed to our country.

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