BORDER BATTLE

Court Temporarily Reverses Ban on Keeping Asylum Seekers in Mexico

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily reversed a lower court's decision to bar the Trump administration from sending asylum seekers back to Mexico while they waited for their immigration court hearings, Reuters reports. The appeals court ruled that the administration could temporarily continue to send asylum seekers back over the border while both legal parties prepare to submit arguments in the government's fight for a longer stay on the lower court's decision. According to a ruling from U.S. District Court Judge Richard Seeborg earlier this week, the administration's policy was supposed to end by 8 p.m. ET on Friday. Before the administration asked the appeals court to intervene, Seeborg had ruled that the policy violated immigration law and ordered a nationwide injunction to stop it.