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Trump administration blocks asylum claims by those crossing US border illegally

The Trump administration has taken a major step to restrict asylum claims by barring aliens who illegally cross the US southern border to seek asylum, a controversial move by President Donald Trump on efforts to crackdown on immigration. The move, opposed by several right groups, is at preventing the several thousands of people, mainly from three Latin American countries - Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador - from entering the country and using the existing asylum law to gain entry into the United States. The Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security published a joint rule on Thursday prohibiting certain people caught crossing the US southern border from Mexico between ports of entry from claiming asylum. Once the plan goes into full effect, migrants entering at the US southern border would only be eligible for asylum if they report at official ports of entry, officials said. For doing so, President Trump is using his authority to suspend or restrict entry of aliens ...

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