The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the authorities may expel some asylum seekers before they appear before a judge, a victory for the Trump administration.
The case involved Sri Lankan Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam, who was stopped by law enforcement officials just after he crossed the US southern border without papers. His asylum application was rejected, and the case eventually went to the Supreme Court.
The court’s ruling means that people who manage to cross the border without going through the appropriate channels, and who cannot convince the immigration authorities, can be deported at an accelerated rate before appealing their expulsion.
President Donald Trump is working to curtail various forms of immigration, including the illegal crossing of the southern border.