The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled new rules that will restrict migrants’ ability to seek asylum at the Mexican border. President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized asylum rules and blamed them for attracting Central American migrants to the U.S. The action came in the form of an interim final rule Thursday. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement the U.S. asylum system is “overwhelmed with too many meritless asylum claims from aliens who place a tremendous burden on our resources, preventing us from being able to expeditiously grant asylum to those who truly deserve it.”
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