Donald Trump moves to stop illegal border crossers claiming asylum as  migrant caravan approaches

“Donald Trump’s administration announced it will deny asylum to migrants caught crossing the Mexican border illegally” writes Jemima Lewis for The latest crackdown on illegal immigration is expected to be challenged in the courts by civil liberties groups, who argue that anyone who reaches US soil is entitled to make an asylum claim. A senior administration official said the restriction on asylum claims will seek to address the “historically unparalleled abuse of our immigration system”.

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