US moves to limit asylum claims
WASHINGTON: The Trump Aministration has issued a new rule aimed at restricting asylum applications at the USMexico border by requiring people to make their claim at a point of entry.
The new rule was issued by the US Department of Homeland Security and the US Department of Justice, which said in a statement it meant people who entered the country illegally would be ineligible for asylum.
The US president had the broad authority to suspend or restrict entry into the United States if he determined it to be in the national interest to do so, the news release said.
The changes would be formally published today.
The proclamation is expected to be challenged in the courts. Advocates for immigration say US law clearly extends asylum protections to anyone who reaches the US regardless of how they enter. — DPA