COVID asylum restrictions continue on border

21 May 2022
2022-05-21 15:26

A federal judge in Louisiana is refusing to end pandemic-related restrictions on migrants seeking asylum on the southern border.

The judge on Friday blocked a plan by President Joe Biden's administration to lift the restrictions next Monday. 

The provision denies migrants a chance to request asylum under U.S. law and international treaty on grounds of preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Arizona and Louisiana led 24 states in challenging the plan to end the restrictions.

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