Migrant Mothers, Children Sue US Over Asylum Ban
A group of migrant mothers and children have taken legal action against the American government. They say the Trump administration has unreasonably banned their entry to the United States, violating their rights as asylum-seekers.
The 126 women and children from 59 families are mostly from the poor and violent Central American countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. The individuals were rejected early in the asylum process while they were detained in Dilley, Texas. They were denied asylum under a new law that requires migrants first seek asylum in another country as they travel to the U.S.
Hassan Ahmad is the lead lawyer for the mothers and children. He said the government has established changes to the asylum process without warning. He said asylum-seekers are not being told which of the new rules will apply to their cases. Ahmad says his group is arguing the way in which the new law is enforced, not the law itself.
He filed their legal action in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.
Other legal actions already are challenging the law. Lower courts had agreed to block the rule immediately. But last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the law can take effect immediately while the legal actions against asylum-seekers are considered.
The Justice Department did not immediately answer a request for comment.
President Donald Trump's administration has called the increase in migrants from Central America a "crisis." It says most migrants make false asylum claims as a way to enter the United States.
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1.Central America 中美洲（国家）
They beamed the program to the countries of Central America.
2.legal actions 法律措施
Since they refused to co-operate, we had to take legal actions.
3.travel to 前往
He was unable to travel to Barcelona with the rest of the team.
4.take effect 生效
Measures to reduce costs are beginning to take effect.
5.A group of migrant mothers and children have taken legal action against the American government.
taken legal action against 起诉；控告
Why don't you take legal action against the store that sold you bad food?
However, power companies have taken legal action against the agency to delay the restrictions.
6.A group of migrant mothers and children have taken legal action against the American government.
A group of 一组；一群
On the way home we shared our first class compartment with a group of businessmen.
Suddenly the door opened and a group of children burst in.
来自59个家庭的126名妇女和儿童大多来自贫穷和暴力频发的中美洲国家萨尔瓦多、洪都拉斯和危地马拉。这些人在庇护程序的初期就被拒绝，当时他们被拘留在德克萨斯州的迪利 。根据一项新法律，移民在前往美国之前必须先到另一个国家寻求庇护，但他们被拒绝了 。
哈桑·艾哈迈德（Hassan Ahmad）是移民母亲和儿童的首席律师。他说，政府在没有任何警告的情况下修改了庇护程序 。他说，寻求庇护者没有被告知哪些新规定将适用于他们的案件 。艾哈迈德表示，他的组织争论的是新法律的执行方式，而不是法律本身 。
其他的诉讼也在挑战这项法律。下级法院已同意立即组织这项规定 。但是上周，美国最高法院裁定，在考虑对寻求庇护者采取法律行动的同时，该法可以立即生效 。