A new Donald Trump policy proposal would make it more troublesome for migrants to claim asylum in the United States.
An asylum claim could face more considerable investigation if the person traveled through at least one country on the way to the US but didn’t seek refuge there.
It would also punish somebody who lived illegally in the US for a long time before applying for asylum.
Though the latest rules don’t mention the coronavirus, the past few months have seen more than a dozen changes to the immigration policy tied to the pandemic: Immigration trials have been postponed, refugee admissions have been put on pause and migrants have been mainly stopped from entering the US.
The American Civil Liberties Union just filed a lawsuit against some of these stringent border restrictions.