Supreme Court Votes to Reject Trump’s Asylum Restrictions Amid Border Wall, Shutdown Battle

As Donald Trump and Congress continue to fight over border wall funding and a possible government shutdown, the Supreme Court has thrown a new wrench into the president’s agenda on immigration.

The Court voted 5-4 on Friday to reject the Trump Administration’s ban on asylum-status restrictions for immigrants who illegally cross into the U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts was the swing vote in the ruling, which will uphold the injunction from a federal judge in California that put a block on Trump’s new immigration rules.

The ruling is timely considering Trump’s immigration agenda is very much front and center in the government shutdown fight. Trump is demanding Congressional funding for the construction of his wall on the Mexican border, though its unclear whether he has the support necessary to get what he wants on border security.

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