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Trump Admin Considering Another Change To Limit Asylum Protections

Trump Admin Considering Another Change To Limit Asylum Protections

"They were built by President Obama's administration, not by Trump".

"When you don't do it, it brings a lot more people to the border, we are not looking to do it", he said.

Ebrard said his ministry would get in contact on Wednesday with the new leaders of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Americans are even more divided on Trump's handling of the family reunification issue since a judge has ordered the Trump administration to reunite parents and children who were separated at the border.

President Donald Trump objected to the ruling on Twitter, calling it "So unfair to the U.S".

The ACLU and other groups also argue in the lawsuit that a law allowing the return of some immigrants to Mexico does not apply to asylum seekers who cross the border illegally or arrive at a border crossing without proper documents.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced on Tuesday that they apprehended about 53,000 parents and children at the southern border in March.

The Trump administration says migrants are gaming the asylum system to gain entry into the United States.

One such request that proved to be a point of contention, according to new reporting by NBC News, was over Trump's desire to reinstate the policy of family separations.

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A seven-year-old migrant from Honduras holds the hand of his mother after a group of seven from Central America who were seeking asylum were apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol for illegally crossing the Rio Grande river into the U.S. from Mexico in Penitas, Texas, U.S., January 9, 2019.

Trump and other USA officials have called on Congress to alter the asylum laws and address a system that is in crisis, while advocates for immigrants say many are fleeing violence and have legitimate claims.

Trump and Shanahan did not say how many more troops might be sent to the border.

"President Obama had child separation", Trump said Tuesday.

In his 27-page ruling - which can be appealed - Judge Seeborg said at issue was not whether the policy is "a wise, intelligent, or humane policy" but rather whether it exposes aliens to "unduly unsafe circumstances". "We found cases where adults have been coming in with kids who are not their kids, yet they're claiming that they're their children".

Under current rules, asylum seekers must prove they either fear persecution or torture in their home country before their case is passed to an immigration judge. Gary Peters, D-Michigan, pointed to his remarks at a hearing last week, when he said securing the border "will take cooperation and credibility from this administration and not chaos and confusion". Trump did not achieve any change in the law.

"We're not looking to do that", the president told reporters on Tuesday before a meeting with Egypt's president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, adding a raft of criticisms of United States immigration policy and Congress.

Separating parents from their children at the border past year devolved into a humanitarian crisis and a public-relations nightmare.

In February, there was a record number of family apprehensions, and "unfortunately, March apprehension levels are again record setting and cause dire concerns for us", said Hastings.