Not Enough Asylum-Seekers For Class Cert., US Says

Law360 (February 14, 2020, 9:26 PM EST) -- The U.S. government fired back at an attempt by asylum-seekers to secure class certification in a case immigration advocacy groups say affects thousands of people waiting at the border to enter the country and could send them to three countries in Central America instead.

The government asked a California federal judge to deny the asylum-seekers’ bid for class certification, saying there simply aren’t enough of them affected by the government’s “Turnback Policy” and “Asylum Ban” to bring a class action.

The Turnback Policy requires migrants, including asylum-seekers, to go back to Mexico while they await decisions on their immigration cases, and...

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