The policy change’s will have to go thru the courts since they appear to be contrary to several laws and the b basic assumptions in the Constitution…
Donald Trump IS doubling down on his basic aim to limit access to America of coloraturas,. be they from Central or South America or the Middle East….
The Trump administration decreed sweeping changes to U.S. asylum policies Monday, in a move aimed at curtailing the soaring number of Central Americans who have arrived across the southern border seeking refuge.
A joint statement from the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice said the Trump administration on Tuesday will publish an “interim final rule” that will sharply restrict access to the U.S. asylum system for anyone who did not seek protection from other countries through which they transited before reaching the United States.
The move is almost certain to trigger swift legal challenges, because the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) contains broad provisions allowing foreigners who reach U.S. soil to apply for asylum if they claim a fear of persecution in their native countries. An American Civil Liberties Union attorney who has been challenging Trump administration immigration policies in court said the organization would file a lawsuit “immediately.”
Trump administration officials say the executive change to U.S. immigration law is needed to stem the soaring number of asylum claims filed by border crossers, particularly from Central America. Administration officials have claimed that many asylum seekers are taking advantage of the safeguards to gain easy entry into the United States….