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White House blasts judge who ruled against US asylum policy

FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, Ruth Aracely Monroy walks with her sons in Tijuana, Mexico. After requesting asylum in the United States, the family was returned to Tijuana to wait for their hearing in San Diego. A U.S. judge on Monday, April 8, 2019, blocked the Trump administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico as they wait for an immigration court to hear their cases but the order won't immediately go into effect. Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco granted a request by civil liberties groups to halt the practice while their lawsuit moves forward. He put the decision on hold until Friday, April 12 to give U.S. officials the chance to appeal. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
April 09, 2019 - 7:08 AM

WASHINGTON - The White House says President Donald Trump "will do whatever it takes" to protect Americans after a judge blocked the administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico to await an immigration hearing.

Press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that a "liberal activist judge in San Francisco ruled the United States and Mexico can't work together to address asylum issues at the border." She claims Mexico is now doing more to secure the U.S. border than Democrats in Congress and calls the situation "sad."

The policy was launched in January at the San Diego crossing.

Sanders ends by saying Trump "will do whatever it takes to keep Americans safe." She didn't elaborate.

Judge Richard Seeboorg put his ruling on hold until Friday.

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