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Asylum officers rebel against Trump policies they say are immoral and illegal

It took Doug Stephens two days to decide: He wasn't going to implement President Donald Trump's latest policy to restrict immigration, known as Remain in Mexico. The asylum officer wouldn't interview any more immigrants, only to send them back across the border to face potential danger.

As a federal employee, refusing to abide by policy probably meant that he'd be fired. But as a trained attorney, Stephens told the Los Angeles Times, the five interviews he'd been assigned were five too many. They were illegal.

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