US judge stalls enforcement of Trump asylum restrictions

  • U.S. and California state flags fly behind the border wall, seen from Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Tensions have built as nearly 3,000 migrants from a caravan poured into Tijuana in recent days after more than a month on the road — and with many more months likely ahead of them while they seek asylum in the U.S. The federal government estimates the number of migrants could soon swell to 10,000. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

HOUSTON — A judge has ordered the U.S. government not to enforce a ban on asylum for people who cross the southern border illegally, another court setback for the Trump administration’s efforts to impose new immigration restrictions without congressional approval.

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