Federal Judge Hears Arguments on Pandemic-era Asylum Limits

Written on 05/13/2022

LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - A federal judge heard arguments Friday on whether the Biden administration can lift pandemic-related restrictions soon on migrants requesting asylum.

U.S. District Judge Robert Summerhays did not say when he will rule but indicated it will be soon. The administration plans to lift the restrictions on May 23.

Summerhays' earlier rulings in the case have been favorable to the states cha