Asylum UPDATE

On December 20, 2019, in AOL v. Wolf, the Ninth Circuit granted the government’s motion for an emergency temporary stay of the district court’s order enjoining the application of the Trump administration’s July 16, 2019 asylum ban to thousands of asylum seekers who were unlawfully prevented from accessing the U.S. asylum process, through a policy known as “metering,” before the ban went into effect.

The stay of the district court’s order will be in place until the appellate court decides the government’s motion for a stay pending appeal.

The Ninth Circuit set oral argument on the motion for a stay pending appeal for January 9, 2020.

At this time, the district court’s order is not in effect.