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Trump calls for changes to toughen path to asylum - Source Politico

Posted on Apr 30,2019
Filed Under Local Politics , Politics,

Immigrants from Central America seeking asylum rest on cots at a makeshift shelter at a church April 2 in San Antonio. President Donald Trump is proposing changes that will complicate the efforts of those seeking asylum. | Eric Gay/AP Photo
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President Donald Trump is calling on top immigration officials to take steps that toughen and accelerate the process for seeking asylum in the United States.

In a memo issued Monday evening, Trump ordered the development of regulations to bar certain asylum seekers from obtaining work authorization, impose fees on applications, speed up court decisions and limit access to other forms of relief.

The measures — framed as a response to a surge of migrants at the southwest border — would represent a further escalation of Trump’s hard-line immigration agenda. However, they will not immediately go into effect. Instead, the president called on the secretaries of the Homeland Security and Justice departments to “take all appropriate actions“ to implement the restrictive goals within 90 days.

Still, the prospective regulations called for in Monday’s memo — if and when they are issued — will almost certainly face court challenges.

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