Migrant mothers and children sue U.S. over asylum ban

(U.S.) – Recent reports indicate more than 125 migrant mothers and children have sued the U.S. government; on terms, the Trump administration is violating the rights of asylum-seekers through the virtual asylum ban at the southern border.

The lawsuit was filed Monday and is the first to challenge the Trump administration over asylum since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that an anti-asylum rule will be permitted to take effect while another lawsuit on the legalities of the rule is heard.

According to the report published by Reuters earlier this week, the newest lawsuit is unlike others filed in that that others targeted the asylum rule itself while the latest filing challenges the Trump administration directly on “procedural grounds, saying the government has enacted challenges without warning, resulting in elevated rejection rates for asylum-seekers.”

The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

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