10 must-reads for today

Soldiers fortifying the United States-Mexico border wall at a port of entry in San Diego, California.
Soldiers fortifying the United States-Mexico border wall at a port of entry in San Diego, California.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

1 Halt on Trump's ban

A federal judge has put a temporary halt to a Trump administration order denying the possibility of asylum to people who enter the United States illegally. The judge said the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 states that any foreigner who arrives in the US, "whether or not at a designated port of arrival", may apply for asylum.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 21, 2018, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe