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A judge restores access for asylum seekers by blocking the removal of migrants from the United States

MADRID, 16 Nov.

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A judge restores access for asylum seekers by blocking the removal of migrants from the United States


A United States judge on Tuesday blocked a rule that allows US authorities to quickly expel migrants who crossed the border from Mexico without the opportunity to request asylum.

The magistrate, Emmet Sullivan, has indicated that this policy was "arbitrary and capricious" and violated the standards of the Administrative Procedures Act because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) "did not adequately consider the alternatives and the policy did not rationally fulfill its stated purpose.

"It is unreasonable for the CDC to assume that it can ignore the consequences of any action it chooses to take in pursuit of its objectives, particularly when those actions included the extraordinary decision to suspend the codified procedural and substantive rights of noncitizens seeking safety." ", the judge pointed out, referring to the violence that migrants often face once they are expelled.

This rule was developed during the tenure of former President Donald Trump during the COVID-19 pandemic and was rescued by the Biden Administration. Without this measure, the US government is left without one of the key tools it had deployed to address the arrival of migrants, reports the CNN television channel.

According to the judge, a large number of foreigners who appeared at the border were not allowed to apply for asylum, so they were immediately deported to their country of origin, reports The Hill newspaper.

However, the White House would have requested a suspension of the ruling for five weeks, according to what CNN has learned.

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