Monday, April 15, 2019
Mihir Zaveri for the New York Times reports that, late last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted a stay of the injunction that will allow the Trump administration to temporarily continue to force migrants seeking asylum in the United States to wait in Mexico while their cases are decided. A federal district court had blocked the administration’s protocol.
The appeals court will consider next week whether to extend that stay — and allow the Trump administration policy to remain in effect for longer.
The Trump administration in December announced the Migration Protection Protocols, arguing that it would help stop people from using the asylum process to enter the country and remain here unlawfully. Judge Richard Seeborg of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued an injunction against the protocols, saying that the president did not have the power to enforce them and that they violated immigration laws.