Supreme Court hands big win to Trump on expelling immigrants seeking asylum

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday gave a victory to the Trump administration on the president’s signature issue of immigration, ruling that some people seeking asylum in the U.S. can be deported without additional court hearings.

In a 7-2 vote, the court said people who fail to make a valid case for asylum in their initial screenings, by credibly claiming that they fear persecution at home, can be fast-tracked for deportation and cannot challenge that decision in federal court.

NBC Supreme Court hands big win to Trump on expelling immigrants seeking asylum