US Immigration Officials Move to Deny Asylum at Border

The Trump administration is seeking to deny asylum to migrants caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is seeking to deny asylum to migrants caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. New regulations will block migrants from claiming asylum if they do not come to an official border crossing. They are intended to speed up rulings on asylum claims, instead of having migrants try to circumvent official crossings on the nearly 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) border. The move was spurred in part by caravans of Central American migrants walking… Read at AP News

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