Migrants cross border amid legal uncertainty on asylum rule

Migrants cross border amid legal uncertainty on asylum rule

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By ELLIOT SPAGAT
Associated Press

EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — Many migrants crossing the border from Mexico are oblivious to a pending momentous court ruling on an emergency legal provision that denies them a chance to seek asylum on the grounds of preventing the spread of COVID-19. The Justice Department hopes to avoid last-minute scrambling over the weekend. It has asked a federal judge to rule by Friday on whether to keep the provision in place. A judge in Lafayette, Louisiana, has said he would decide by Monday, when the public health authority known as Title 42 is scheduled to expire.

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