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Law360: 21 AGs Oppose DHS Rule Barring Asylum Seekers At Border

February 12, 2020

O’Melveny partner Dimitri Portnoi is representing a group of federal court law professors in their support of a lower court’s ruling that would allow immigrants to still seek asylum in the US. Under Trump’s administration, if immigrants presented themselves prior to a new “metering” rule, they would be granted asylum, this article reported. Law360 notes the most recent amicus brief urges the District of Columbia’s Ninth Circuit to continue to temporarily bar the Trump administration from blocking entry of non-Mexican asylum seekers caught in that country when new restrictions took effect for in-transit, “third country” immigrants.