After the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy Feb. 28, the court later the same day put a stay on its own ruling.
The administration’s 2019 Migrant Protection Protocols, as the policy is formally known, require asylum-seekers to stay in Mexico while their cases make their way through U.S. immigration courts.
In a 2-1 vote Feb. 28, a panel of the 9th Circuit blocked the policy, saying evidence had shown that Central American migrants are put in danger while awaiting word on their asylum cases. With the policy, about 60,000 asylum-seekers have been sent back to Mexico.