Migrants Waiting In Mexico Shielded From Asylum Bar

Law360 (November 19, 2019, 8:38 PM EST) -- The Trump administration can’t impose asylum restrictions on migrants who passed through a third country if they had presented themselves at the border before the policy took effect but were forced to wait in Mexico, a California federal judge held on Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Cynthia Bashant said that asylum-seekers who tried to present an asylum claim at a designated port of entry but were told to wait their turn in Mexico — a practice known as “metering” — should not be barred from winning asylum under recent restrictions if they'd already tried to claim asylum at a port before the restrictions...

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