Legal groups brought suit against Homeland Security and Border Patrol, saying people at US-Mexico border have been blocked from asylum process

US border officials have systemically blocked asylum seekers from accessing the asylum process, in violation of US and international law, according to a lawsuit filed by immigration advocates on Wednesday.

A collection of legal groups brought the suit, which claims that the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) have put asylum seekers at the US-Mexico border in grave danger by threatening, misleading or rejecting them.

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