The government has issued a series of asylum restrictions in the past four years, which makes it almost impossible for asylum seekers to obtain their claims. Friday’s ban prevented the implementation of one of the regulations, which was introduced last summer and completed in December.
Donato became the latest judge to revoke Wolfe’s appointment. He said in the ruling: “Now, this court is the fifth federal court that is required to hold the same position on Wolfe’s immutability of immigration regulations.”
He later added: “In fact, the government has been ramming the same car into the gate, hoping to break through one day.”
According to this rule, if an individual passes through at least one country on their way to the United States but does not seek asylum in that country, their asylum application may be subject to stricter scrutiny.
The Trump administration applies similar rules to immigrants from Latin America via Mexico, but the latest rules will expand the scope of those who may be subject to these restrictions, with some exceptions, such as victims of human trafficking.
The statute also said that despite the current exceptions, living illegally in the United States for more than a year before applying for asylum would be considered a “significant disadvantage.” Similarly, non-payment of taxes or conviction can also be counted as a personal asylum claim.
The story has been updated with more detailed information.
Caroline Kelly of CNN contributed to this report.