Judge Jon S. Tigar of the United States District Court in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order that blocks the government from carrying out a new rule that denies protections to people who enter the country illegally. The order, which suspends the rule until the case is decided by the court, applies nationally.
Yes, because God forbid human traffickers are prevented from making money.
There are few things more cruel and ridiculous than tying asylum claims to “soil touching.” People are forced to degrade themselves and expose themselves to great danger as they trek, in horrible conditions, towards the possibility of touching the magical soil.
There is a lot of magical thinking tied to geography, in general. Many folks seem to think that some places experience violence and poor living conditions and others don’t because of how they are situated. It’s so weird.