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ACLU Sues Over Asylum Rule Change

The ACLU, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Center for Constitutional Rights filed suit over the Trump administration’s recently announced policy to bar asylum applications from migrants travelling to the United States who have travelled through a third country en route. The complaint argues that the policy violates the will of Congress expressed in the Immigration and Nationality Act. The document is available in its entirety here and below.



Document: Amended Rule and Presidential Proclamation on Asylum at the Southern Border

On Thursday, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security announced an amendment to the rules governing asylum requests rendering ineligible for asylum those who attempt to enter the United States in violation of an order issued under Section 212(f) or 215(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Those statutes give the president certain authorities to restrict the entry of aliens to the United States.

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