A federal appeals court on Friday blocked President Trump's policy requiring asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their cases work their way through the immigration court system. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in its ruling called the policy "invalid in its entirety." This Migrant Protection Protocols policy, also referred to as the "Remain in Mexico" policy, was a key component of Trump's immigration agenda. A federal judge in April 2019 issued an injunction against the Trump administration's policy after it was enacted that January, but a court of appeals later allowed it to go into effect while legal challenges against it continued. Almost 60,000 people have been sent back to Mexico under the program.

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