‘Remain in Mexico’ policy to stay temporarily: Court

The government can continue returning asylum seekers to Mexico, but temporarily. A federal court scored ruling in favor of President Trump Friday from the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

In a two-paragraph order the Court of Appeals said until next week when the parties submit arguments the injunction of lower court will stay.

Papers filed by the government late Thursday requested for months-long appeals process as the country is facing a humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border.

Lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, Judy Rabinovitz, said the order is just temporary and court will be considering the stay request.

Rabinovitz represented plaintiffs and opposed the government’s stay request.

The Trump administration has sent at least 1,000 asylum seekers back to Mexico under Migrant Protection Protocols program (Remain in Mexico) asking them to wait for longer periods as the immigration system is overloaded.

The Remain in Mexico program was initially rolled at the San Ysidro port in January this year.

Papers filed by the government late Thursday requested for months-long appeals process as the country is facing a humanitarian and security crisis at the southern border.

After the court’s order the president tweeted, “A 9th Circuit Judge just ruled that Mexico is too dangerous for migrants. So unfair to the U.S. OUT OF CONTROL!”

Court has asked the opposition to file motion by Tuesday, 9 a.m. amid the order goes into effect Friday.

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