Neither US government nor the more than 1,000 awaiting hearings know what will happen after ruling on ‘Remain in Mexico’

Seven Central American families living temporarily in Mexico appeared in a San Diego immigration court on Tuesday to plead for asylum in the United States.

Mindful of a federal court ruling the day before that halted the Trump administration’s policy of making asylum seekers wait in Mexico, the judge repeatedly asked the US government lawyer what would happen to these families now.

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