(ReliableNews.org) – On Friday, a federal appeals court ruled against the Trump Administration’s handling of asylum seekers.
The issue at hand was the Remain-in-Mexico policy, formally called Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), that forces asylum seekers to stay in Mexico while their application winds through the court system. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco halted the policy after a 2-1 vote.
Pro-immigration activists said the policy was mean and dangerous. The Trump Administration believes the real danger is the massive migrant caravans that have tried to flow in the US. After the ruling was issued, a reporter said dozens of migrants were trying to get into the US at the Southern border, one even brought the ruling with him:
I counted about 60 people in MPP currently at the bridge waiting.
— Adolfo Flores (@aflores) February 29, 2020
Shortly after the court ruled against Trump, it stayed the decision, causing confusion. The government now has until Monday to file an appeal while the plaintiffs in the case will have until Tuesday to submit their response.
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