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USTrump to make asylum changes as soon as Friday

09:15  08 november  2018
09:15  08 november  2018 Source:   politico.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.

Donald Trump can do a lot to clamp down on immigration and increase deportations without seeking approvals from Congress. Aides are clearing the way for President-elect Donald Trump to take the first steps toward transforming the immigration system as soon as he takes office Friday , fulfilling a

MEXICO CITY — As a large caravan of Central American migrants approached the northern border of Mexico last month, the Trump administration launched a campaign to turn back the group. Unwelcoming statements were issued by American officials, including Kirstjen Nielsen

Trump to make asylum changes as soon as Friday© Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images Honduran migrants taking part in the caravan toward the U.S. wait to get information about their families in Mexico City. President Donald Trump has said that the caravan amounted to an “invasion” on the southwest border.

President Donald Trump plans to take executive action, possibly as early as Friday, to limit the ability of migrants to seek asylum at the southwest border, an administration official confirmed Wednesday.

Trump signaled last week that he would issue a “comprehensive” directive in the coming days that deals with immigration.

Trump administration moves to limit migrants' asylum claims

Trump administration moves to limit migrants' asylum claims USA-IMMIGRATION/ASYLUM (URGENT):Trump administration moves to limit migrants' asylum claims

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The Trump administration has already taken steps to make it harder to obtain asylum . In February, the Department of Homeland Security released a memo that makes it easier for asylum officers to reject asylum claims. If Trump ’s demands become law, the US asylum system will change fundamentally.

The president fumed in the run-up to the midterm elections over a group of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico en route to the United States. Republican voters considered immigration a major issue in the elections — and Trump hammered home the message that the caravan amounted to an “invasion” on the southwest border.

The administration has considered a fast-track regulation paired with a presidential proclamation to block asylum seekers, POLITICO reported last month.

A working group of administration officials met Wednesday to discuss possible moves, according to a Homeland Security Department official with knowledge of the gathering.

The group weighed restricting the ability of people caught between ports of entry to make a “credible fear” claim, the first step in an asylum application, the official said. Another option would be to apply a different credible fear standard to those migrants.

The Wall Street Journal first reported that the move could come before Trump departs for a trip to Paris on Friday.

Trump returns to the migrant caravan after post-election lull.
The president had not tweeted about the caravan since the midterm elections.

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