7:30 PM PT — Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018
The Trump Administration is seeking an order from the Supreme Court of the United States to move forward with its new asylum restrictions.
The White House on Tuesday asked the court to approve the policy of refusing asylum to those who illegally cross the border.
The moves comes in response to a decision earlier this month, in which the 9th Circuit Court denied the justice department’s attempt to move forward with the policy.
Prior to the agency’s attempt, a district judge shot down the policy, prompting backlash from President Trump, as well as a rebuke from Chief Justice John Roberts.
Solicitor General Noel Francisco is asked for a stay on the district court judge’s decision which would allow the White House to move forward with the policy’s enforcement.
The American Civil Liberties Union is fighting the policy and is expected to oppose the request.