The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the Trump administration can enforce a strict new restriction against asylum seekers who arrive at the southern border, lifting a lower court's block on the policy. In July, the administration said it would only consider asylum requests from migrants who sought protection in the first country they traveled through, which in many cases would be Mexico, and were denied. Immediately after the new policy was announced, four immigrant-rights groups filed lawsuits, and earlier this week, a federal judge reinstated a nationwide injunction prohibiting the Trump administration from denying asylum to migrants. The restriction primarily affects Central Americans.

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