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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 says finalizing plan to limit asylum claims at U.S. border

Trump says finalizing plan to limit asylum claims at U.S. border President Donald Trump said on Thursday the United States will deny asylum to people who enter the country outside legal ports of entry, as he hardens his stance against a caravan of migrants traveling from Central America.

“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)

The Latest: ACLU files suit to stop Trump new asylum limits.
The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local):2:30 p.m.The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a legal challenge to President Donald Trump's order denying asylum to migrants if they cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.The lawsuit was filed Friday in federal court in San Francisco and argues the new rules are against the law. Attorney Lee Gelernt says the regulations will put families in danger.The suit seeks to declare the regulations invalid and want a judge to stop rules from going into effect while the litigation is pending.

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