This past Friday, Mayer Brown partner Ori Lev and co-counsel from the Southern Poverty Law Center argued before the Ninth Circuit in support of affirmance of a preliminary injunction that protects asylum seekers who had previously been “metered” – or told to wait in Mexico before they could even make a claim for asylum in the United States. The preliminary injunction prevents the Trump Administration from applying a 2019 regulation requiring asylum seekers to have first applied for asylum in countries through which they traveled on their way to the United States to those individuals who were “metered” before the regulation was issued. Mayer Brown is co-counsel with the Southern Poverty Law Center, the American Immigration Council, and the Center for Constitutional Rights in the case, which challenges the Trump Administration’s metering policy. Law360 covered the argument and its take on the court’s perceptions of the merits of the case here.
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