Trump Bans Asylum For Immigrants Who Enter The US Illegally

The temporary change comes ahead of the anticipated arrival of the migrant caravan making its way through Mexico.
Posted at 12:11 PM, Nov 09, 2018

The Trump administration is temporarily blocking people who enter the U.S. illegally from seeking asylum.

President Donald Trump's proclamation, signed on Friday, comes in anticipation of the migrant caravan that's working its way north through Mexico. 

Under current immigration law, people can apply for asylum regardless of how they enter the country. The new order forces asylum-seekers who cross the U.S.-Mexico border to apply at U.S. ports of entry.

But what if they can't get in? During the summer's immigration crisis, there were multiple reports of migrants being turned away when trying to cross the border legally. They were reportedly told the port of entry was at capacity. 

The proclamation signed Friday applies for the next 90 days, but it could go beyond that if the attorney general and secretaries of State and Homeland Security say an extension is necessary. 

Additional reporting by Newsy affiliate CNN.