The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in some instances, the government of President Donald Trump may expel people who have entered the country illegally without a court order.
Seven of the nine judges of the Court ruled in favour of the government.
These are illegal immigrants who legally have no prospect of a residence permit. A Sri Lankan farmer brought the case.
This immigrant asked for a judicial assessment of his asylum application. A lower court sued him, but the U.S. government appealed that decision to the Supreme Court, which overturned the lower judge’s ruling on Thursday.
The Supreme Court believes that accelerated expulsion did not violate the primary safeguards of individual liberty in the United States Constitution.
Two of the Court’s four liberal judges, Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, joined the five conservative judges in the ruling.