3 months US’ tougher laws for asylum seekers start Manilatimes |World
The Trump administration has begun enforcing radical new restrictions on who qualifies for asylum as tens of thousands of migrants wait on the Mexican border, seeking refuge. The new US policy would effectively deny asylum to nearly all migrants arriving at the southern border who aren’t from Mexico. It would disallow anyone who passes through another country without first seeking and failing to obtain asylum there. The rule will fall most heavily on central Americans, mainly Hondurans and Guatemalans, because they account for most people arrested or stopped at the border.
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