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Appeals Court Narrows Asylum Restrictions

No tough restrictions only in Arizona and California

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday blocked the Trump Administration from imposing tough asylum restrictions on Central Americans who arrive at the southern border in Arizona and California—but it gave the White House the ability to impose them in other border states.

The policy announced by the administration last month would broadly end asylum eligibility for migrants who pass through another country on their journey to the U.S.-Mexico border, but do not attempt to seek protection in those other countries.

Sources: Wall Street Journal, NBC News
As the Lord Leads, pray with us:
  • About the ongoing crisis of migrants entering the U.S. illegally or claiming asylum at legal border crossings.
  • For officials at the border, and now also in Arizona and California, to be patient and wise in dealing with the Central American asylum seekers.