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Supreme Court to review Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' policy

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Posted at 7:27 AM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 10:28:10-04

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court agreed to review a Trump administration policy that makes asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings.

As is typical, the court did not comment Monday in announcing it would hear the case. Because the court's calendar is already full through the end of the year, the justices will not hear the case until 2021.

If Joe Biden were to win the presidential election and rescind the policy, the case would become largely moot.

President Donald Trump's "Migrant Protection Protocols" policy is known informally as "Remain in Mexico" and was introduced in January 2019.

More than 60,000 asylum-seekers were returned to Mexico under the policy.