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Mon Apr 8, 2019, 05:26 PM

Federal judge blocks Trump administration program forcing asylum seekers to remain in Mexico

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Source: Washington Post

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A federal judge on Monday blocked an experimental Trump administration policy that requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases make their way through the immigration court system, a major blow to President Trump as border crossings have surged to their highest point in more than a decade.

U.S. District Court Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco enjoined the Migrant Protection Protocols policy days after outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen pledged to expand the program. The policy began in January.

(Read the Migrant Protection Protocols ruling)

Trump has justified blocking asylum seekers from entering the United States by claiming that many asylum seekers are trying to carry out a scam that they are coached to file false asylum claims knowing that they will be released into the country because of a lack of detention bed space. The administration had hoped to keep more asylum seekers in Mexico and off U.S. soil while they await court hearings on their claims.

Migrants who reach U.S. soil including areas that are outside U.S. border barriers but inside U.S. territory have the legal right to seek asylum. They generally are either held in detention facilities to await rulings in their cases or are released into the United States.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/federal-judge-blocks-trump-administration-program-forcing-asylum-seekers-to-remain-in-mexico-while-awaiting-court-hearings/2019/04/08/68e96048-5a42-11e9-a00e-050dc7b82693_story.html



Full title: Federal judge blocks Trump administration program forcing asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while awaiting court hearings

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By Washington Post Staff
April 8 at 5:24 PM

A federal judge in Northern California issued a preliminary injunction Monday blocking the Trump administration from requiring asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while they await an immigration court hearing, clearing the way for the plaintiffs named in the lawsuit to enter the United States.

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco ruled that the Migrant Protection Protocols program must cease by the end of the week and that migrants named in the lawsuit must be allowed into the United States to pursue asylum. The order derails a key Trump administration initiative to curb an influx of asylum-seeking families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/national/wp/2019/04/08/federal-judge-blocks-trump-administration-program-forcing-asylum-seekers-to-remain-in-mexico-while-awaiting-court-hearings/?utm_term=.e57dbdd19719


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Gothmog Apr 8 #1
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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2019, 05:32 PM

1. trump losses another lawsuit-Yeah

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 8, 2019, 06:13 PM

4. WaPo posted a link to a copy of the ruling in their update

It is here.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2019, 05:43 PM

2. Good. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2019, 06:08 PM

3. Good.

Thank you Judge, for doing the right thing.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2019, 06:14 PM

5. Not the first time, not the last time

Trump on the WRONG SIDE OF THE LAW!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2019, 07:42 PM

6. Nah, nah, na, nah, na! Go suck on it Trump!

Curses! Foiled again!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Apr 8, 2019, 08:02 PM

7. The sound you just heard

Is Trump soiling himself.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2019, 01:18 AM

8. Excellent news! (trump is a cretin)

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