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    White House to Restrict Asylum Claims

    President Donald Trump is expected to issue a proclamation today limiting the eligibility for asylum-seekers entering the U.S. from Mexico. Published yesterday by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, the new rule — following Trump’s campaign pledge to crack down on illegal immigration — would only allow migrants to seek asylum at official border crossings. Several rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, have challenged the rule’s legality, saying both U.S. and international law give refugees the right to claim asylum regardless of where they enter the country.

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