NPR: Trump Administration Seeks To Limit Asylum-Seekers With New Rule

Migrants from Central America ride in a truck Monday as they travel toward the U.S. on the Mexico City-Puebla highway. Thursday, the Trump administration issued new a new rule for asylum-seekers. Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images

November 8, 20185:41 PM ET
SCOTT HORSLEY

The Trump administration is taking steps to stem the flow of Central American migrants crossing the U.S. border from Mexico.

The administration issued a new rule Thursday designed to prohibit migrants who cross the border outside of designated entry points from seeking asylum in the United States.

The measure is almost certain to face legal challenges. Advocates say federal law allows anyone on U.S. soil to petition for asylum, even if that person crossed the border illegally.

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Trump Administration Seeks To Limit Asylum-Seekers With New Rule
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The Trump administration is taking steps to stem the flow of Central American migrants crossing the U.S. border from Mexico.