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U.S. asylum officers on Wednesday implored a U.S. appeals court to block the Trump administration from requiring migrants to stay in Mexico while awaiting immigration hearings in the U.S., the Washington Post first reported.
Why it matters: The Trump administration's 'Remain in Mexico' policy, which forces asylum seekers to wait in Mexico until their cases have been finalized, can put migrants fleeing dangerous situations at risk. The labor union for federal asylum officers called the program in an amicus brief filing. "fundamentally contrary to the moral fabric of our Nation and our international and domestic legal obligations."
This article has been updated to include the amicus brief filing.