US court rejects maintaining COVID-19 asylum restrictions – The Hill

by | Dec 16, 2022 | COVID-19

REYNOSA, Mexico (AP) — An appeals court is rejecting efforts to keep in place pandemic-related restrictions on immigrants seeking asylum. The court’s decision means the restrictions are still on track to expire on December 21. A group of conservative-leaning states had been pushing to keep the restrictions in place. They can appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The asylum restrictions were put in place in March 2020 by former President Donald Trump during the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. They essentially allow border officials to quickly turn back potential asylum seekers on the grounds of preventing the spread of COVID-19. The policy is often referred to as Title 42 because it comes from Title 42 of a 1944 law covering public health.

REYNOSA, Mexico (AP) — An appeals court on Friday rejected efforts by conservative states to maintain Trump-era asylum restrictions on immigrants seeking asylum.

With the limits set to expire next week, thousands of migrants packed shelters on Mexico’s border. The ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit means the restrictions remained on track to expire Wednesday, unless further appeals are filed. A final decision could come down to the wire.

Republican-led states were pushing to keep the asylum restrictions that former President Donald Tr …

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