Judge Richard Seeborg ruled that the practice, which went into effect in January, violates existing immigration laws and does not comply with US policy against returning migrants to countries where their "life or freedom would be threatened".
Encouraging the president to adopt a range of hardline measures has been adviser Stephen Miller, who has reportedly supported Trump's push to reintroduce the highly controversial child separation policy under the "binary choice" rule.
President Donald Trump's administration says the policy responds to a crisis at the southern border that has overwhelmed the ability of immigration officials to detain migrants.
The launch of the policy in January at the nation's busiest border crossing - in San Diego - marked an unprecedented change to the United States asylum system, government officials and asylum experts said. Trump did not achieve any change in the law.
"Actually addressing the root causes of the problem in Central America and humanely managing applications for asylum from families fleeing violence are far, far down the list of Trump administration priorities", said a statement last week from Pili Tobar, deputy director of the pro-immigration organization America's Voice. A judge this week clipped one of Trump's latest efforts to keep asylum seekers off US soil: an experimental policy - known as Migrant Protection Protocols - requiring migrants to stay south of the USA border until their hearings. Smith then proceeded to fact-check Trump's claims regarding the child separation policy, and inform his viewers of what really led up to the images of children in cages that the entire world was so horrified by. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, "you know he's completely lost touch with the American people". As a result, "kids ended up kind of piling up in Border Patrol lockups, which are no places for children". Senate Democrats are pursuing multiple tracks, including exploring whether talks with the White House might be feasible.
"We intend to appeal and we will take all necessary action to defend the executive branch's lawful efforts to resolve the crisis at our southern border", it added. They are coming like it's a picnic, like 'let's go to Disneyland, ' " Trump said.
Amid a leadership shakeup in the top ranks of its immigration agencies, the White House is considering several major changes to immigration policies meant to stem the flow of illegal aliens into the country across the southwest border. She claims Mexico is now doing more to secure the USA border than Democrats in Congress and calls the situation "sad".
"It would allow us to deport people a lot quicker if they failed those interviews". Trump's doubling down on family separation could spell trouble in 2020.
AsCBSreported, "U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles was sacked Monday, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Lee Cissna, DHS undersecretary for management Claire Grady and DHS general counsel John Mitnick are also leaving the administration". "It's pretty hard for me to say I'd give them more". He said that since Trump took office, leadership at the agency "has been unwilling to execute numerous president's plans".
A third move would tighten the standards for immigrants looking to begin asylum claims at the border.