Federal Judge Blocks Trump Admin Policy Requiring Asylum Seekers to Wait in Mexico

Headline Roundup April 8th, 2019

A federal judge blocked the Trump administration's policy requiring Central American asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases are processed in the U.S.

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Admin Policy Requiring Asylum Seekers to Wait in Mexico

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A federal judge on Monday blocked the Trump administration's policy requiring Central American asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases are decided in the U.S., ruling that Department of Homeland Security overstepped its legal authority.

That policy was one of the last attempts by outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to gain control of the southern border, which has seen such an increase in illegal crossings that she resigned from her post over the weekend.

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco ordered the Trump administration to allow...

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A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration's policy of returning Central American migrants to Mexico while they wait for their asylum cases to be processed in the US.

The ruling issued by Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco states that the preliminary injunction blocking the policy will take effect on Friday at 5 p.m. PT.

"Defendants are hereby enjoined and restrained from continuing to implement or expand the 'Migrant Protection Protocols' as announced in the January 25, 2018 DHS policy memorandum and as explicated in further agency memoranda," Seeborg...

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United States District Judge Richard Seeborg on Monday blocked the Trump administration's policy of sending asylum seekers back to Mexico while they await the court to hear their case, commonly referred to as the "Remain in Mexico" program. Judge Seeborg's ruling, however, is being put on hold until Friday so Trump's team has the opportunity to appeal, the Associated Press reported.

The Trump administration made the decision to force asylum seekers to wait in Mexico until their case could be heard because of the number of illegal aliens flocking to...

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