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Maryland judge: Acting DHS Sec. Chad Wolf may be unlawfully running agency

Maryland judge: Acting DHS Sec. Chad Wolf may be unlawfully running agency
Posted at 10:15 AM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 10:40:04-04

A judge is temporarily barring the Department of Homeland Security from enforcing new asylum restrictions on two organizations.

Judge Paula Xinis says that's because action Sec. Chad Wolf is likely in his role unlawfully.

Dozens of states, cities and counties are suing over the new rules that make asylum seekers wait longer to get jobs.

The Maryland judge's injunction applies only to two groups she say shave clear standing and proof of irreparable harm: CASA de Maryland and Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project.

Previously, the government accountability office also determined that Wold was appointed as part of an invalid order of succession.