On Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court has permitted asylum restrictions to take effect by President Donald Trump’s Administration, restraining most migrants of Central American from applying at the US border.
It has delayed a decision taken by a lower court two days ago that had blocked the restrictions, which need migrants seeking asylum in the US to make their plea in a nation along their route.
Dissented from the top court’s decision, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote that “Once again the Executive Branch has issued a rule that seeks to upend longstanding practices regarding refugees who seek shelter from persecution.”
President Trump took over Twitter to hail the move, quoted saying, “BIG United States Supreme Court WIN for the Border on Asylum!”
The policy is among a number of measures that President Trump has taken in a bid to stop the flow of migrants trying to cross from Mexico and request asylum.
On Tuesday, the Pentagon has said that it will keep up to 5500 troops posted at the Southern United States border for the coming year to help combat illegal immigration.
The Supreme Court has announced that it would divert $3.6 billion in funds for the construction of an anti-migrants wall on the frontier, which the US President has vowed that Mexico would pay for.
The deviation of the Pentagon funds to border wall construction was explained under a controversial emergency announcement made by Donald Trump after Congress has often denied the President funds for the project.