//US supreme court approves asylum policy

US supreme court approves asylum policy

The US Supreme Court has allowed the government to severely limit the ability of migrants to claim asylum.

The policy bars people arriving at the US southern border from seeking protection if they failed to do so in a country they passed through en route.

Legal challenges continue but the ruling means for now it can be enforced nationwide.

It is the second time in recent months that the Supreme Court has allowed a major Trump administration immigration initiative to go forward.