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Experts say attempts to deny asylum to those crossing the US-Mexico border illegally are unlawful
Friday, November 9, 2018 – 5:45am
The Trump administration has taken action to limit the ability of migrants to seek asylum on the US-Mexico border.
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Under a new rule announced by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security yesterday, illegal migrants entering through the southern US border will no longer be eligible for asylum.
In the run-up to this week’s midterms elections, President Trump sought to heighten public fears about a group of Central American migrants traveling through Mexico en route to the US, which became known as “the caravan”.
“Republican voters considered immigration a major issue in the elections – and Trump hammered home the message that the caravan amounted to an ‘invasion’ on the southwest border,” says Politico.
The restrictions – which White House officials say will apply indefinitely – will mean that people can only apply for asylum along the border at official ports of entry.
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Source:: The Week – All news