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Court Blocks 'Remain in Mexico' Policy On Arizona Part Of U.S. Border

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A federal appeals court says it will halt a policy to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings next week unless the U.S. Supreme Court steps in sooner.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says its order issued Wednesday would take effect only along the border with Arizona and California. It declined to block the “Remain in Mexico” policy in New Mexico and Texas.

The Trump administration says it's asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene.

The high court has consistently ruled in the administration's favor on immigration and border enforcement.

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