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OffbeatTrump administration moves to limit migrants' asylum claims

23:55  08 november  2018
23:55  08 november  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Trump's immigration moves are stunts, advocates say

Trump's immigration moves are stunts, advocates say A week before high-stakes midterm elections, President Trump and his allies are zeroing in on immigration in what critics describe as a series of stunts aimed at rallying his base. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Recent moves to send more troops to the US-Mexico border, possibly overhaul asylum policy and rethink birthright citizenship are political ploys with dangerous implications, immigrant and civil rights advocates warned Tuesday.

“Generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by The attorney general’s decision forms a key part of a broader Trump administration effort to restrict immigration and discourage asylum seekers from coming to the U.S. The administration has also

Trump announced he intends to dramatically limit the ways immigrants can seek asylum in the United States, and will seek to curb their ability to receive Though it's unclear whether the caravan migrants intended to seek asylum at ports of entry or cross illegally, Trump painted them as invaders seeking

WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - The Trump administration took a major step on Thursday to restrict asylum claims by migrants, putting forward a regulation that would make individuals ineligible for asylum if they cross the U.S. southern border illegally.

"Our asylum system is overwhelmed with too many meritless asylum claims from aliens who place a tremendous burden on our resources, preventing us from being able to expeditiously grant asylum to those who truly deserve it," Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said in a joint statement.

"Today, we are using the authority granted to us by Congress to bar aliens who violate a Presidential suspension of entry or other restriction from asylum eligibility."

(Reporting by Yeganeh Torbati; Editing by Dan Grebler)

Some asylum officers say they never got the memo about Trump’s asylum ban.
The ban, which covers asylum-seekers who cross the US/Mexico border between official crossings, will be in effect at least until Tuesday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); The Trump administration is set to refuse asylum to adults and families who cross into the US from Mexico, when a proclamation signed by Donald Trump Friday morning takes effect at midnight.

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