A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily halted a Trump administration policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts. The same court decided to keep another major change on hold, one that denies asylum to anyone who enters the U.S. illegally from Mexico. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on the two policies that are central to President Donald Trump’s asylum crackdown, dealing the administration a major setback, even if it proves temporary. The question before the judges was whether to let the policies take effect during legal challenges. The ruling was delivered as families in El Paso, Texas were delivering testimony on their asylum cases. As some, including a father holding his daughter’s hand, were led to a guarded van, they learned they would not be deported from the U.S. A federal appeals court Friday blocked a key asylum policy of Donald Trump’s administration which has forced many applicants to wait in Mexico while their claims are processed. The ruling was delivered as families in El Paso, Texas were delivering testimony on their asylum cases Immigration guards finish loading a van of asylum seekers after some… Read full this story
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