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3. US federal judge blocks Trump's asylum ban

A US federal judge has temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's ban on asylum for migrants who enter the country illegally.

Several thousand Central American migrants are traveling north in Mexico to seek asylum in the United States. Some of them have already arrived in a city on the US border.

A US district judge in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order against Trump's policy on Monday.

Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced that migrants would only be eligible for asylum if they come through official ports of entry, and that the US will refuse asylum for those who cross the border illegally.

Before the ban, it was possible to apply for asylum even after entering the country illegally.

US human rights groups had sued the Trump administration over the ban on asylum. They claimed that US law allows people to seek asylum regardless of how they enter the country.
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