Migrants who cross the southern US border illegally will no longer be eligible for asylum under a new rule, the Trump administration has said.
U.S asylum system overwhelmed with too many meritless claims: AG Whitaker. In another controversial move, the Trump administration has decided to restrict the entry of illegal migrants who cross the southern border with Mexico to seek asylum in the US.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it will deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, invoking extraordinary presidential national security powers to tighten the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The measures are meant to funnel asylum seekers through official border crossings for speedy rulings, officials said, instead of having them try to circumvent such crossings on the nearly 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) border. But the busy ports of entry already have long lines and waits, forcing immigration officials to tell some migrants to come back to make their claims.
The Trump administration said Thursday it will deny asylum to migrants who enter the United States illegally, invoking extraordinary presidential national
The United States will no longer allow people who enter the country illegally to claim asylum, officials said Thursday, unveiling a controversial new crackdown on immigration. The restriction on asylum claims will seek to address what a senior administration official called the "historically unparalleled
Officials said the rules would take effect Friday, when the president plans to declare an emergency at the border using the same authority he relied upon for his travel ban.
The Trump administration has announced a plan that would limit the number of non-citizens permitted to claim asylum by barring those who have crossed the border at places other than designated checkpoints. Judy Woodruff learns more from Yamiche Alcindor and Alan Gomez of USA Today about the rationale and potential challenges.
Once plan goes into effect, those at US southern border would only be eligible for asylum if they go to official port.
The Trump administration unveiled new rules on Thursday to sharply limit migrant asylum claims by barring individuals who cross the U.S. southern border illegally from seeking asylum.
The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security released the text of an interim regulation Thursday afternoon outlining new restrictions on asylum that will be the subject of a presidential proclamation, expected to be issued by the White House on Friday.
The Trump administration said Thursday it will restrict the ability of those crossing illegally to seek asylum on the southern US border, in a move previewed by the President last week.