The news of thousands of migrants heading for the southern United States border has been a hot topic in recent weeks. Many people are divided on what actions the government should take regarding the immigrants seeking entry into America.
Now, the White House has dropped a major bomb on the group. They announced on Thursday that any of the migrants who illegally enter the U.S. will not be able to claim asylum.
The announcement is a huge move by the Trump Administration. President Trump is said to fully okay the ruling this Friday.
"Consistent with our immigration laws, the President has the broad authority to suspend or restrict the entry of aliens into the United States if he determines it to be in the national interest to do so," Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a joint statement. " ... Our asylum system is overwhelmed with too many meritless asylum claims from aliens who place a tremendous burden on our resources, preventing us from being able to expeditiously grant asylum to those who truly deserve it. Today, we are using the authority granted to us by Congress to bar aliens who violate a Presidential suspension of entry or other restriction from asylum eligibility," reported Fox News.
The ruling will most likely be challenged in the legal system by those advocating for the migrants. The caravan is said to be roughly 600 miles from the U.S. border at this time.
"A senior administration official said the White House hopes that by funneling asylum claimants to ports of entry, officials will be able to assess and adjudicate the claims more rapidly. The official did not say where asylum-seekers would be housed should they arrive at those ports of entry in large numbers. The official added that the rule was not retroactive and only covers future asylum claimants," Fox News explained.
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