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San Diego lawmakers sue Trump administration as border county cares for 11,000 asylum seekers

San Diego lawmakers sue Trump administration as border county cares for 11,000 asylum seekers

San Diego County's Republican-dominated board of supervisors filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the Trump administration, claiming that policy changes in the way the federal government treats asylum seekers have strained the city's finances and health services.

The Trump administration ended the so-called Safe Release program in October, which gave asylum seekers who had crossed the border assistance in reaching final destinations with family members and friends, the lawsuit noted.

"Now, large numbers of asylum seekers and accompanying family members are forced to remain in the County, without sufficient means to support themselves, because Defendants abruptly...

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