The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Trump Administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy late Tuesday, reversing a lower court. The ruling allows the administration to send asylum seekers back to Mexico while they wait for court proceedings.
“We are hesitant to disturb this compromise amid ongoing diploamtic negotiations between the United States and Mexico,” the court stated, adding “the public interest favors the ‘efficient administration’ of the immigration laws at the border.”
On April 8, U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg ruled the policy should be halted while a lawsuit is ongoing. That suit was filed on behalf of 11 asylum seekers and various leftwing organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Center for Gender & Refugee Studies.