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Analyzing SCOTUS’ Travel Ban Ruling And Suspending Prosecution Of Migrants With Children

Geoffrey Hoffman of the UH Law Center breaks down the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding Pres. Trump’s controversial travel ban and the decision by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to temporarily suspend referrals of criminal prosecution for migrants caught crossing the border with children.

Opponents of President Trump’s travel ban protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court says President Trump has the authority to ban travelers from certain majority-Muslim countries. The court upheld the controversial travel ban just this morning.

In the audio above, Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks over the ruling with Geoffrey Hoffman, director of the Immigration Clinic at the University of Houston Law Center.

Then, Hoffman walks us through the decision yesterday by the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection regarding the so-called “zero tolerance” policy yesterday. Commissioner Kevin McAleenan says he’s temporarily suspending referrals of criminal prosecution for migrants caught crossing the border with children.

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