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UN refugee agency regrets U.S. ruling on asylum applications

Reuters | Washington DC | Updated: 13-09-2019 15:04 IST | Created: 13-09-2019 14:59 IST
UN refugee agency regrets U.S. ruling on asylum applications
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The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday that it regretted the impact that a U.S. Supreme Court order to curtail asylum applications at the U.S.-Mexican border will have on asylum seekers fleeing war and persecution. All people must be able to access full asylum procedures and international protection, UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic told a news briefing, voicing concern for Central American families on the move in need of safe haven.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request by President Donald Trump's administration to fully enforce a new rule that would curtail asylum applications by immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, a key element of his hardline immigration policies.

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