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Dispatches Human Race

Cedar Attanasio/AP

(Cedar Attanasio/AP)

Human race


The Trump administration announced it would implement a new rule for people seeking asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico that likely will affect most Central American migrants. Under the rule, migrants will be ineligible for asylum in the United States if they failed to apply for protection in other countries they passed through on their way to the U.S. border. The announcement is the latest of President Donald Trump’s efforts to stem the tide of Central American migrants at the southern border and likely will face court challenges. The rule builds on a provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act that says people who migrate through a safe country to the United States must first apply for asylum in that country.


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