Link To News: Acting Head Of Customs And Border Protection Says New Asylum Rule In ‘Pilot’ Phase

From NPR

 

Mark Morgan, acting head of Customs and Border Protection, said on Thursday that his agency is rolling out the Trump administration’s new asylum rule as a small ‘pilot’ for now but that officials expect it to be blocked in court.

The rule is a major change in U.S. asylum law. It effectively denies asylum protection to most migrants arriving at the Southern border unless they first apply in a country they passed through on the way.

‘Although the new federal regulation allows us to apply that all 2,000 miles along the Southwest border, we’re not going to do that. We’re really piloting it in just one location,’ Morgan said during an interview on ‘All Things Considered.’

In a statement on Friday, Morgan said that he was not referring to implementation of the new rule ‘as a whole.’ He said the rule applies to all migrants who didn’t previously apply for asylum in another country but for now his agency is only putting it into place in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas at two CBP stations.

 

Read more here:

https://www.npr.org/2019/07/18/743162496/acting-head-of-customs-and-border-protection-says-new-asylum-rule-in-pilot-phase

 

 

 

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