Trump Administration Bars Asylum for Central Americans Traveling Through Mexico

By Vishnu Kannan
Monday, July 15, 2019, 1:09 PM

The Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security are amending their respective regulations to limit asylum claims made by any migrants who attempt to enter the United States along the southern border without first applying for asylum in a third country through which they travelled. The rule would have the effect of sharply limiting asylum claims for non-Mexicans attempting to enter the United States by traveling through Mexico. The rule is available here and below.