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Trump Wait-in-Mexico Asylum Policy Blocked as Too Dangerous

  • Program is a mainstay of administration’s immigration policy
  • Evidence shows risk of death for migrants, appeals judges say
A person walks through the El Chaparral port of entry in Tijuana, Mexico.
A person walks through the El Chaparral port of entry in Tijuana, Mexico.Photographer: Cesar Rodriguez/Bloomberg
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The Trump administration is blocked from making thousands of Central American migrants wait out the result of their asylum applications to the U.S. in Mexico.

The San Francisco-based appeals court on Friday upheld a judge’s order barring the Homeland Security Department’s policy, which prevents migrants from countries like Guatemala and Honduras from living in the U.S. during the yearslong review process.