The Trump administration introduced Thursday that migrants who try and cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally is not going to be eligible to say asylum beneath a brand new rule meant to crack down on “meritless” claims.

The rule is the newest try by the White Home to deal with a surge in migration to the U.S. from the Central American international locations of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. President Trump is predicted to formally enact the rule in a presidential proclamation Friday.

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“In line with our immigration legal guidelines, the President has the broad authority to droop or prohibit the entry of aliens into america if he determines it to be within the nationwide curiosity to take action,” Appearing Legal professional Normal Matt Whitaker and Homeland Safety Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen stated in a joint assertion. ” … Our asylum system is overwhelmed with too many meritless asylum claims from aliens who place an amazing burden on our assets, stopping us from having the ability to expeditiously grant asylum to those that really deserve it.  As we speak, we’re utilizing the authority granted to us by Congress to bar aliens who violate a Presidential suspension of entry or different restriction from asylum eligibility.”

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The rule is prone to be challenged in court docket by pro-immigration teams.

A senior administration official stated the White Home hopes that by funneling asylum claimants to ports of entry, officers will have the ability to assess and adjudicate the claims extra quickly. The official didn’t say the place asylum-seekers could be housed ought to they arrive at these ports of entry in giant numbers. The official added that the rule was not retrospective and solely covers future asylum claimants.

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In line with DHS, the division has seen a 2,000 % improve since 2013 in migrants claiming that they’ve “credible worry” of persecution ought to they return to their dwelling nation. A senior administration official stated Thursday that the overwhelming majority of such claims are “non-meritorious.”


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