A San Francisco based US federal Judge has blocked an order by President Donald Trump to deny asylum to migrants crossing into the United States from it southern border.
Judge Jon Tiger of the US District Court issued an order to temporarily restrain the President or any member of his administration from blocking migrants from seeking asylum in America after hearing arguments from civil rights organisations.
President Trump signed an executive order on November 9th to block migrants entering American illegally from seeking asylum as a response to the migrant caravan moving to the US.
Thousands of migrants from South American countries of El-Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have been travelling north for weeks towards the US-Mexico border.
Judge Tiger in his ruling said that present laws as enacted by congress allow foreigners to seek asylum in the US “whether or not at a designated port of arrival".
He described Presidents Trumps order as an “extreme departure” from prior practice.
"Whatever the scope of the president’s authority, he may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a condition that Congress has expressly forbidden," Judge Tigar ruled.