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10,000 Asylum Seekers Deported to Mexico as Trump Admin Stops Processing Claims

In immigration news, some 10,000 migrants have been sent back to Mexico since March 21 after being apprehended by U.S. authorities, without the chance to apply for asylum. The Trump administration shut down the asylum system for the first time in decades, using an obscure public health rule that allows U.S.-Mexico border officials to deny migrants due process, citing coronavirus prevention measures.

Meanwhile, a federal judge in San Francisco has ordered the release of four men whose ages and medical conditions make them especially vulnerable to the coronavirus. This comes as immigrant rights advocates continue to fight for the release of all immigrant prisoners detained in crowded and unsanitary facilities.

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