Feds Say DC Court Wrong To Narrow Power To Expel Migrants

By Grace Dixon (October 22, 2021, 4:13 PM EDT) -- The federal government urged the D.C. Circuit to erase a lower court's injunction blocking its use of a public health law to expel migrant families, arguing that the lower court interpreted its powers under the authority too narrowly.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security argued Thursday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's renewed order instructing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to expel migrant families in hopes of hampering the spread of COVID-19 within the country not only allows the agency to turn away migrants at the border, but also lets it oust those who have already crossed into...

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