Trump administration blocks asylum claims by those crossing border illegally

Homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker issue new restrictive regulation

Citing an “overwhelmed” asylum system, the Trump administration on Thursday announced new restrictions on asylum-seekers at the border with Mexico, in a move that experts said violated immigration laws.

The new regulation declares that people can apply for asylum along the US-Mexican border only at official ports of entry.

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from World news | The Guardian


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