Trump’s New Asylum Rules Go into Effect, and Opponents Sue

The policy represents the most forceful attempt to date by President Donald Trump to slash the number of people seeking asylum in America.

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TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of immigrants showed up at border crossings in hopes of getting into the U.S. but faced the likelihood of being turned away under a new Trump administration asylum rule that upends long-standing protections for people fleeing violence and oppression in their homelands. The policy went into effect Tuesday but drew a swift lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union. “This is the Trump administration’s most extreme run at an asylum…

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