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A legal lift for migrants who fear return

Jan 16, 2020 - Los Angeles Times

A federal judge ruled in a pair of decisions Tuesday that asylum seekers who have expressed fear about being returned to Mexico to await their U.S. immigration proceedings must be allowed access to attorneys to argue their cases.

The rulings center on a crucial interview process that determines whether such asylum seekers should be part of the Trump administration's Remain in Mexico program, or whether the likelihood of persecution or torture south of the border means they should remain in...