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Trumps administration postpones asylum court hearings over COVID-19

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YUMA, Ariz. ( KYMA, KECY) - The Trump administration moved to postpone all immigration court hearings for thousands of asylum-seekers that have been returned to Mexico.

Advocates with asylum- seekers in fear of the impact this could have on migrant families awaiting their hearings along the southern border in Mexico.

In a general statement from the Justice Department, a spokesperson said asylum-seekers in Mexico who are scheduled to appear before an immigration judge in the U.S. from now until April 22, should report the border.

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Carmen Valencia

Carmen Valencia joined KYMA in early September of 2018 as a multimedia journalist.


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