Trump administration takes step to tighten asylum system

Credit: CBS News- Published on November 8, 2018
Trump is following through with part of his pledged immigration crackdown
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Published on November 8, 2018 -  00:42
Trump Administration Wants To Limit Migrants' Asylum Claims
The Trump administration took a major step on Thursday to restrict asylum claims by migrant. Reuters reports it proposed a regulation that would make individuals ineligible for asylum if they cross the U.S. southern border illegally. The plan is expected to go into full effec in the coming days. Once it does, migrants entering at the U.S. southern border would only be eligible for asylum if they come to official ports of entry. A senior administration official told reporters on Thursday, “What we are attempting to do is trying to funnel ... asylum claims through the ports of entry where we are better resourced, have better capabilities and better manpower and staffing to actually handle those claims in an expeditious and efficient manner."

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