December 26, 2018 4:06 PM

The Trump administration plans to appeal a federal court ruling blocking the administration from shutting down asylum claims by migrants who enter the country illegally.

Federal District Judge Jon Tigar handed down the ruling last week, frustrating the presidential proclamation President Trump issued last month.

The president’s order “irreconcilably conflicts” with current immigration law, Tigar wrote.

He added that immigrants would be at “increased risk of violence and other harms at the border” because of the new regulation.

A panel of Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judges upheld Tigar’s initial temporary restraining order on the asylum ban, saying it is “likely inconsistent with existing United States law.”

The Supreme Court later upheld the ruling in a 5 to 4 decision.

Administration officials on Wednesday informed the Ninth Circuit that they would appeal the asylum ruling. They requested an extension to file an opening brief to appeal the ruling until several sectors of the government reopen.

On Saturday, the federal government partially shut down after Republicans and Democrats reached gridlock over funding for a wall at the southern border. The Trump administration has requested $5 billion while Democrats have capped what they will approve at $1.6 billion for border security.

The appeal also comes amid renewed national backlash over the White House’s immigration agenda after two children, a seven-year-old girl and an eight-year-old boy died recently in the custody of border authorities.