Forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico is cruel and likely illegal. Trump is doing it anyway

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San Ysidro apparently will be the first test of this, and it raises some serious questions, beginning with whether asylum law even allows the government to do this. Apparently, the administration is relying on an interpretation of the so-called “contiguous territories” provision of immigration law, a murky bit of statute that seems to allow the government to return migrants who enter from Mexico or Canada while they await expedited removal proceedings.



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