President Donald Trump on Monday moved to end open asylum protections to most Central American migrants traveling to the United States.
Congress won’t act so President Trump did.
The AP reported:
According to a new rule published in the Federal Register , asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border. The rule, expected to go into effect Tuesday, also applies to children who have crossed the border alone.
There are some exceptions: If someone has been trafficked, if the country the migrant passed through did not sign one of the major international treaties that govern how refugees are managed (though most Western countries have signed them) or if an asylum-seeker sought protection in a country but was denied, then a migrant could still apply for U.S. asylum.
Ken Cuccinelli from US Citizenship and Immigration Services joined America’s Newsroom to discuss the new rules.
The asylum seekers will be forced to apply in the first country they enter instead of the US.
They will have to be rejected by their first country before they can apply in the United States.
The new rules are meant to end the massive number of illegal aliens claiming asylum at the US southern border.
Via America’s Newsroom: