Supreme Court rules in favor of Trump immigration policy

The ruling will allow the Trump administration to move forward with its strict immigration law, blocking almost all Central Americans from applying for asylum.
2:25 | 09/12/19

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Now to the supreme court's decision overnight allowing the trump administration to move forward with its strict new immigration law blocking almost all Central Americans from applying for asylum here. Tom llamas is also in Houston with more on that story. Tom, good morning. Reporter: Amy, good morning to you. This is a major decision. When Central American immigrants make that dangerous journey to the southern border, they do it in part to reach the U.S. To request asylum here and stay in this country while their cases are reviewed. The trump administration is saying not anymore. If you come through another country like Mexico, you need to stay put and now the supreme court for now is going to allow this reversing decades-long policy that allowed some of the most vulnerable on the planet to come to the U.S. To seek safe shelter. Overnight a major victory for the trump administration and a major setback for most central American immigrants seeking asylum in the United States. The supreme court allowing the white house to move forward with a policy which denies asylum to anyone who passes through another country on the way to the U.S. The president tweeting, big United States supreme court win for the border on asylum. The rule essentially forces those fleeing life-threatening violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to first seek asylum in Mexico but the aclu said even in Mexico those refugees would still face a grave danger. Our country is full. We want Mexico to stop. Reporter: The policy one of many the president has enacted to deter immigration from Latin America and one which Democrats hoping to become president have blasted on the campaign trail. When a momma picks up her baby and flees violence and death threats, the United States listens. In the United States of America, is it safe, not just because we're a place of asylum seekers and refugees. Reporter: It's being battled out in the lower courts and the supreme court is likely to rule on it again, the at clu feel they're confident they can get it overturned but the white house, you saw in the tweet, are confident this will be the law and policy and likely will hear a lot about it tonight at the debate. I'm sure we will. Thank you so much. Now to those accusations of

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