• Trump Moves to Limit Migrant Asylum Claims at U.S.-Mexico Border

    11 days ago - By Fortune

    President Donald Trump moved Friday to restrict asylum claims by people who illegally cross the U.S. border with Mexico, as he seeks to choke off migration from Latin America.
    The new policy begins at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and covers anyone who crosses the southern border outside official entry points, said a Homeland Security official who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity.
    The change to asylum procedures was published Thursday by the Justice Department and invoked by a proclamation Trump signed Friday morning. Trump announced the change as he departed the White House Friday for a...
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  • Trump Moves To Limit Asylum Claims At US-Mexico Border

    11 days ago - By Fortune

    President Donald Trump is expected to sign Friday an executive proclamation that bars migrants crossing the southern border from seeking asylum, unless they cross at official ports of entry.
    The move is likely to cause more court battles for an administration that has already faced numerous challenges to its immigration policies, notably its travel ban on people from Muslim-majority countries. The U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act allows people to apply for asylum even if they do not arrive at a designated point of entry.
    The new interim federal rule says that people crossing the...
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