Court Allows Asylum Seekers To Mexico During Immigration Hearing
MIGRANTS CAN BE RETURNED TO MEXICO AS THE AWAIT US IMMIGRATION HEARINGS
(CNN) – Some asylum seekers can be sent back to Mexico while their immigration hearings advance in the U.S.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the Trump administration can enforce the “remain in Mexico” policy while the appeals process continues.
A panel of three judges heard oral arguments on key points in the policy last month before putting the order on hold.
Which means the status quo continues.
While divided on some issues, the judges weighed concerns about the safety of asylum seekers and diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Mexico as key factors.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, about 1,600 migrants have been returned to Mexico as their U.S. immigration hearings move forward.