Judge blocks Biden rule allowing some migrants to be turned away
The Biden administration has 14 days to appeal the order.
A federal judge Tuesday blocked a Biden administration rule that allowed migration officials to turn away asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border if the migrants did not apply online first or seek protection in a country that they traveled through.
U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in California's northern district gave the Biden administration 14 days to appeal his order, which takes away a key migration enforcement tool, according to The Associated Press.
Immigrant rights groups argued that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection app, known as CBP One, which the government wants migrants to apply on before coming to the border, does offer enough appointments nor is it available in enough languages.
The Biden administration rules that Tigar blocked took effect in May, and illegal migration dropped sharply that month and again in June.