While the Democratic lawmakers have been doing nothing but talking about immigration….
Judges and Courts HAVE …..
The Trump administration has suffered a series of fresh legal and political setbacks in its efforts to tighten U.S. asylum laws, raising doubts about the sustainability of the immigration deal with Mexico that the president announced six weeks ago.
Over the past week, Mexico and Guatemala have pulled back from entering into “safe third country” agreements that would require migrants passing through those countries to apply for asylum there before reaching the United States.
A federal judge in California also blocked a new regulatory provision that aimed to accomplish a similar outcome by denying most migrants entry at the southern border if they had not applied for asylum in the first safe country they reached.
The upshot is that the administration has come up empty in enacting sweeping changes to U.S. asylum policies that President Trump suggested in early June would be a major component in his immigration deal with Mexico to address the mounting humanitarian crisis at the border.
Without those changes, experts said, the administration will have difficulty maintaining and building upon the modest initial progress it has made in reversing a spike of asylum seekers that has overwhelmed the U.S. immigration system and roiled the political debate in the early stages of the 2020 presidential campaign…..