LULAC Applauds Federal Appeals Court Ruling Blocking The Trump Administration’s Dangerous 'Remain In Mexico' Policy

Nation’s Oldest & Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Responds the Ninth Circuit Court Delivering Blows to the Trump Administration in Two Immigration Cases Involving Migrants Seeking Asylum

Washington, DC -. Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled to block the Trump Administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy. The League of United Latin American (LULAC) responded to the federal appeals court ruling blocking an essential component of the Trump Administration's racist agenda on immigration, a harmful policy that requires people seeking asylum at the border to wait in Mexico while their applications are under review and make their way through the legal process.

LULAC National President Domingo Garcia issued the following statement:

“LULAC, the immigrant and refugee communities around the world, support the decision by the Ninth Circuit that allows asylum seekers to once again enter and wait in the United States while their cases goes through the courts. The ‘Remain in Mexico Policy’ was extremely dangerous and exposed innocent people, including many women and children, to predators, kidnapping and violence in the border regions of Mexico, and Central America. I have personally seen tent cities full of children and families waiting in brutal cold and heat for asylum hearing dates that never come. America needs to have a humane and legal policy when addressing refugees.”

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit