Administration officials likely to resume forcing asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico


National News

April 16, 2019 - 10:13 AM

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration moved Monday to restart a controversial policy that forces Central American asylum-seekers to return to Mexico to await adjudication of their claims, an approach dubbed “Remain in Mexico.”

The move came after a federal appeals court in California temporarily lifted an injunction on Friday that had blocked the policy.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials told staff at the agency’s main asylum office in Arlington, Va., on Monday to prepare for asylum-seekers to again be sent back across the border, according to emails obtained by the Los Angeles Times.

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