- Mar 29, 2020
Some ask that an imminent Supreme Court decision that will determine whether DACA can continue be delayed or side with the recipients who don’t just work as nurses or doctors but are vital in the daily operations needed in U.S. hospitals and other places that are keeping the U.S. going in the middle of a pandemic.
The U.S. Supreme Court in a brief written order March 11 granted the Trump administration’s request to continue to enforce its “Remain in Mexico” policy while it appeals a lower court’s ruling blocking enforcement to the high court.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco March 5 refused to lift a lower court’s injunction blocking the Trump administration from applying its “Remain in Mexico” policy to those who arrived at U.S. ports of entry before the policy took effect.
The “Remain in Mexico” program has forced more than 60,000 asylum-seekers to wait on the Mexican side of the border as their claims are heard in U.S. courts. It has proved controversial as critics contend it destroyed the traditional asylum system.
A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked a Trump administration policy that requires asylum-seekers to stay in Mexico while their cases make their way through U.S. immigration courts.
In Midwestern boots or bare feet in sandals, the faithful walked in procession down a snow-covered street here, keeping the rhythm of festive music and carrying paintings of St. Paul, the patron saint of their hometown of Axochiapan, Mexico.