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ACLU files lawsuit to stop Trump's new asylum restrictions

3 days ago   |   By Al Jazeera

President barred asylum claims from those entering between official entry points on the US-Mexico border.
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Don't let Trump's sweeping immigration changes this week go under the radar

Don't let Trump's sweeping immigration changes this week go under the radar

3 days ago   |   By Think Progress

President Donald Trump on Friday imposed new rules giving himself the authority to deny asylum to any immigrant who crosses the border illegally for the next 90 days. The new policy would require immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S. to enter through a port of entry or face deportation from border patrol.
The rules were a followup to incendiary statements the president made at the White House last week, alleging that immigrants fleeing life-threatening situations in their countries of origin are making false asylum claims at the US border.
“The biggest loophole drawing illegal aliens to...
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President Trump's Order Blocking Asylum Claims for Migrants Has Been Challenged in Court

3 days ago   |   By Time

President Donald Trump issued an order Friday to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The plan was immediately challenged in court.
Trump invoked the same powers he used last year to impose a travel ban that was upheld by the Supreme Court. The new regulations are intended to circumvent laws stating that anyone is eligible for asylum no matter how he or she enters the country. About 70,000 people per year who enter the country illegally claim asylum, officials said.
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Trump's order denying asylum to illegal border crossers challenged in court

3 days ago   |   By The Morning Call

President Donald Trump issued an order Friday to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The plan was immediately challenged in court. Trump invoked the same powers he used last year to impose...
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Questions and answers about Trump's new immigration ban

3 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

SAN DIEGO - President Donald Trump ordered Friday that anyone who enters the U.S. illegally from Mexico by going around official border crossings is ineligible for asylum.
His edict takes aim at the cherished principle of asylum, which grants haven to people who flee persecution on grounds of race, religion, nationality, political opinion and other factors.
Illegal border crossings are low compared to the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s but there's no question the asylum system is under severe strain.
Here are questions and answers about the new rules:
WHAT DOES THE NEW BAN DO?
The president is...
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ACLU sues to block Trump order denying asylum to migrants if they cross the US-Mexico border illegally

3 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - ACLU sues to block Trump order denying asylum to migrants if they cross the US-Mexico border illegally.
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