Feds Say DC Circ. Can't Review 3rd Country Transit Process

Law360 (July 20, 2020, 9:48 PM EDT) -- The federal government has urged the D.C. Circuit to reject an appeal challenging the process by which asylum-seekers must first seek protection in countries they pass en route to the U.S., saying the dispute is out of courts' purview.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security told the appeals court on Friday that a D.C. federal judge had correctly tossed all but one claim from over one hundred asylum-seekers' challenge to how border officers carry out a policy that effectively strips asylum eligibility from migrants who cross a third country before they reach the U.S.

The asylum seekers challenging the procedures hadn't...

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