White House Moves To Restrict Asylum Eligibility

Law360 (November 8, 2018, 7:30 PM EST) -- The Trump administration has put forth plans to tighten restrictions on asylum eligibility, issuing a rule on Thursday that could bar anyone who crossed the border in between ports of entry from applying for asylum, even if they express a fear of persecution.

The interim final rule, issued jointly between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Justice, strips asylum eligibility for any individuals subject to a presidential proclamation that suspends entry of any noncitizens who cross the U.S.-Mexico border without authorization — just one week after President Donald Trump indicated that he would soon release such...

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