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Appeals court sides with asylum-seekers on Trump policy

4 months 1 week 2 days ago Thursday, March 05 2020 Mar 5, 2020 March 05, 2020 3:54 PM March 05, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

Phoenix (AP) - A U.S. appeals court says a partial ban on asylum doesn’t apply to anyone who arrived at the border before the policy was announced last summer. The Trump administration announced in July it would deny asylum to anyone who traveled through another country without applying there first. Immigrant advocates sued on behalf of asylum-seekers who had arrived at the border before the policy but hadn’t been allowed to ask for asylum because of a different rule requiring them to wait on an unofficial list. That other rule, known widely as “metering” makes asylum-seekers wait months before they can even walk up to a border crossing and make an asylum claim.

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