The Trump administration announced new rules Thursday to limit people who cross the border illegally from seeking asylum in the United States.
Senior administration officials said they expect President Donald Trump to sign a proclamation Friday saying only those who present themselves to official ports of entry along the Southwest border can claim asylum. The new rule, issued by the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice, can only go into effect once the president signs the proclamation.
Thursday’s announcement comes one week after Trump announced his intention to place new limits on who can ask for asylum. Migrants who cross illegally, he said, would be held until deportation.