Trump to stop migrants claiming asylum after crossing Mexico in major border crackdown

Chris Riotta

Donald Trump’s administration has taken steps to officially end asylum protections for central American migrants arriving at the US-Mexico border.

The US Justice Department published a new rule in the Federal Register on Monday that would make migrants passing through another country before arriving in the country initially ineligible for asylum.

The rule appeared set to provoke an extensive legal battle between the Trump administration and immigrants rights groups.

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