The right-wing Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump\u0026#039;s near-total ban on Central American asylum-seekers can take effect as it faces legal challenges, a move immigrant rights groups decried as cruel, unlawful, and potentially deadly.The high court\u0026#039;s unsigned order overturned a federal court injunction from July that stopped implementation of the restrictions, which the ACLU and other organizations have said are clearly illegal.\u0022The Supreme Court has stayed the lower court injunction of asylum ban 2.0, a slapdash, ill-conceived, patently illegal policy that will essentially put asylum out of reach for all but Mexican nationals,\u0022 Charanya Krishnaswami, Americas advocacy director at Amnesty International USA, said on Wednesday. \u0022Lives will be lost while the case churns through the courts.\u0022As the New York Times reported, the Supreme Court\u0026#039;s ruling will allow the Trump administration to \u0022enforce new rules that generally forbid asylum applications from migrants who have traveled through another country on their way to the United States without being denied asylum in that country.\u0022\u0022The court\u0026#039;s order was a major victory for the administration,\u0022 the Times noted, \u0022allowing it to enforce a policy that will achieve one of its central goals: effectively barring most migration across the nation\u0026#039;s southwestern border by Hondurans, Salvadorans, Guatemalans, and others.\u0022The Supreme Court is giving a green light to this Administration to continue its inhumane treatment of vulnerable people. https://t.co/6Hd6UKZXRp— Raul M. Grijalva (@RepRaulGrijalva) September 12, 2019SCOTUS allowed Trump’s cruel and unlawful asylum ban to proceed. This means:Everyone at our border, except Mexican nationals, will be barred from safety.Families, children, and vulnerable individuals will be sent back to danger.The border will become an asylum-free zone. https://t.co/yRAzO5Tp7T— Amnesty International (@amnestyusa) September 12, 2019While no vote was recorded on the asylum ruling, Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg voiced opposition to the decision.\u0022Once again the executive branch has issued a rule that seeks to upend longstanding practices regarding refugees who seek shelter from persecution,\u0022 Sotomayor wrote in her dissent. \u0022Although this nation has long kept its doors open to refugees—and although the stakes for asylum seekers could not be higher—the government implemented its rule without first providing the public notice and inviting the public input generally required by law.\u0022Lee Gelernt, an attorney with the ACLU, which is challenging the Trump administration\u0026#039;s asylum ban, said the Supreme Court\u0026#039;s ruling \u0022is just a temporary step\u0022 and expressed hope that \u0022we\u0026#039;ll prevail at the end of the day.\u0022\u0022The lives of thousands of families are at stake,\u0022 said Gelernt.