21 AGs Oppose DHS Rule Barring Asylum Seekers At Border

Law360 (February 12, 2020, 8:05 PM EST) -- Twenty states and the District of Columbia urged the Ninth Circuit Tuesday to uphold a lower court decision temporarily barring the Trump administration from blocking entry of non-Mexican asylum seekers caught in that country when new restrictions took effect for in-transit, “third country” immigrants.

The arguments, in an amicus curiae brief filed on behalf of a group of states overwhelmingly led by Democratic governors, said that both waiting immigrants and the states who would host them will be harmed if the administration improperly bars those who presented themselves at a port of entry before July 16, 2019, when a new “metering”...

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