A federal court in Washington, D.C., blocked the deportation of a 16-year-old Honduran boy as part of the first legal challenge to a controversial Trump administration policy that invoked the Public Health Service Act to turn back thousands of immigrants at the southern border.
In March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an order barring the entry of anyone into the country without authorization, including asylum-seekers, as the country sought to curb the spread of the coronavirus by limiting “nonessential” border crossings. The order resulted in children and adults seeking asylum being removed from the country.
The court ruled that the CDC surpassed its authority in issuing that order and that the Trump administration violated federal laws that govern the processing of unaccompanied minors.
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