US says order coming this week on border asylum restrictions

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Children wait outside a calling center were they can contact family at an emergency shelter for migrant children Friday, July 2, 2021, in Pomona, Calif. The Biden administration on Friday gave a rare look inside an emergency shelter it opened to house migrant children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border alone, calling the California facility a model among its large-scale sites, some of which have been plagued by complaints. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, Pool)

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – A Justice Department attorney says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will issue an order this week about how migrant children are treated under a public health order that has prevented people from seeking asylum at at the nation’s borders.

The comments Tuesday by The comment by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Stoltz at a court hearing in Fort Worth, Texas, may be the strongest indication to date that changes are imminent on the last major Trump-era restrictions on asylum at the border.

The government attorney didn’t offer more details during a hearing on a lawsuit that Texas brought to compel enforcement of the asylum ban. The CDC had no immediate comment.

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