WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The Court said the Trump administration’s policies were inconsistent with US and international laws and temporarily blocked the MPP and a presidential proclamation that disqualified certain migrants’ eligibility for asylum.
The Ninth Circuit Appeals Court has temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program, which requires asylum-seeking migrants to wait in Mexico during their immigration proceedings, court documents revealed on Friday.
Legal service groups representing asylum-seeking migrants challenged the Trump administration’s policy and presented their argument in October 2019.
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit previously granted a temporary halt to the MPP in April, but allowed the policy to resume in May while the Trump administration appealed the injunction.
About 56,000 asylum-seekers along the US southern border have been subjected to the Trump administration’s MPP policy with very few migrants granted asylum.
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