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Supreme Court Lets Trump Make Asylum-Seekers Stay in Mexico



U.S. Supreme Court backed the Trump administration on a key border
policy, letting the government keep enforcing a rule that has forced
60,000 people to wait in Mexico while they seek asylum. The justices,
over a dissent by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, blocked a federal appeals
court decision that would have let future asylum seekers stay in the
U.S. temporarily while their applications are being processed. The
appeals court ruling, which would have applied to new applicants in
California and Arizona, was set to take effect Thursday. The Supreme
Court action suggests the justices are likely to uphold the Migrant
Protection Protocols, also known as the “remain in Mexico”
program, should they take up the challenge directly at some point.
Neither the court nor Sotomayor gave any reasons. The high court
order also averts what President Donald Trump’s administration
argued would have been a “rush to the border” if the appeals
court decision had taken effect. Crowds of migrants gathered at
border crossings in February after that court issued the ruling.


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