Trump issues presidential proclamation denying asylum to illegal migrants

President Donald Trump on Friday invoked extraordinary national security powers to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. Trump is using the same powers he used to push through a version of the travel ban that was upheld by the Supreme Court. The proclamation puts into place regulations adopted Thursday that circumvent laws stating that anyone is eligible for asylum no matter how he or she enters the country. Here’s the text of Presidential Proclamation Addressing Mass Migration Through the Southern Border of the United States (Nov. 9, 2018).

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