Il­le­gal mi­grants to be de­nied asy­lum in US

This in­cludes any­one who crosses the south­ern bor­der out­side of­fi­cial en­try points, the rule ex­plains

Mid Day - - World -

WASH­ING­TON DC: Mi­grants who il­le­gally en­ter the United States through the south­ern bor­der with Mex­ico will be in­el­i­gi­ble for asy­lum, the Depart­ment of Jus­tice said in a press re­lease.

“Those aliens who con­tra­vene a pres­i­den­tial sus­pen­sion or lim­i­ta­tion on en­try into the United States through the south­ern bor­der with Mex­ico is­sued un­der sec­tion 212(f) or 215(a)(1) of the Im­mi­gra­tion and Na­tion­al­ity Act (INA) will be ren­dered in­el­i­gi­ble for asy­lum,” the re­lease said on Thurs­day, and was signed by US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump on Fri­day. Cur­rently, mi­grants who en­ter the United States il­le­gally be­tween ports of en­try are able to ap­ply for asy­lum.

The rule re­quires all mi­grants to ap­ply for asy­lum at US ports of en­try along the south­ern bor­der, ac­cord­ing to a doc­u­ment that will be pub­lished in the Fed­eral Reg­is­ter on Fri­day.

Se­nior US ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cials said dur­ing a con­fer­ence call on Thurs­day that they are work­ing to en­sure they have the re­sources and man power at the ports of en­try to pre­pare for any large num­ber of asy­lum seek­ers ar­riv­ing at the bor­der.

The of­fi­cials added that the in­ten­tion is to quickly de­ter­mine which mi­grants re­ally need asy­lum.

Around 5,000 mil­i­tary per­son­nel have been de­ployed at the US-Mex­ico bor­der

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