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Donald Trump's New Rule Barring Those Who Enter the U.S. Illegally From Seeking Asylum Just Got Shut Down in Court, and Immigration Advocates Are Cheering
US President Donald Trump speaks to the media prior to boarding Air Force One before departing from Naval Air Station Point Mugu in California, November 17, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

A US District Court in California foiled President Donald Trump's plan to use executive orders and presidential proclamations to override immigration legislation, at least temporarily. The President previously claimed he could use his powers to override even the US Constitution despite critics stating otherwise, however the court ruled otherwise.

In early November, Trump signed a proclamation restricting migrants abilities to request asylum. However asylum is defined by existing law and several groups—including 12 Hondurans traveling with the migrant caravan from their home country—took the Trump administration to court over the new rules.

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