Court sets hearing on Trump administration’s asylum policy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court scheduled a hearing next week over whether to stop the Trump administration from forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for immigration court hearings.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday set a hearing for April 24 in San Francisco over whether a lower court ruling to block the policy should go into effect while the case proceeds.

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg ruled April 8 that the policy should be halted because it failed to evaluate dangers migrants face in Mexico.

The government appealed the case before the ruling took effect and the 9th Circuit issued a temporary stay last week to consider arguments from the government and immigrant advocates.

The government says Seeborg’s ruling is erroneous and would endanger the public.

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