Appeals Court Blocks Trump's Remain-in-Mexico Asylum Policy

More than 60,000 migrants seeking asylum have been sent back to Mexico to await U.S. court dates

A federal appeals court ruled the Trump administration must halt a policy of returning migrants along the southern U.S. border to Mexico while their requests for asylum in the U.S. are considered.

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco, on Friday ruled the policy was inconsistent with federal immigration law and U.S. international treaty obligations not to return aliens to countries where their life or freedom would be threatened due to their race, religion, nationality, or political or social affiliations.