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Trump aims to ban migrants who cross US border illegally; signs proclamation


Devdiscourse News Desk Last Updated at 09-11-2018 20:15:08 IST United States
Trump aims to ban migrants who cross US border illegally; signs proclamation
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he has signed an immigration proclamation, an order that would help effectively ban migrants who cross the U.S. border with Mexico illegally from qualifying for asylum.

The Trump administration unveiled new rules on Thursday to sharply limit migrant asylum claims by barring individuals who cross the U.S. southern border illegally from seeking asylum. People have to come into the United States at points of entry, Trump said before leaving for Paris.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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