Trump expected to say he will automatically REJECT asylum claims of caravan travelers in immigration crackdown timed to the mid-term election

Thursday, November 1, 2018
By Paul Martin

It was unclear whether the restrictions Trump was expected to propose would apply only to those traveling in the caravans or extend to all people
Also was unclear whether Trump has the legal authority to change the rules
He will make the announcement in brief remarks today at the White House
He’s leaving after the 4:15 pm announcement for a rally in Columbia, Missouri

FRANCESCA CHAMBERS
DAILYMAIL.COM
1 November 2018

President Donald Trump is expected to announce on Thursday his plans to automatically deny asylum to migrants who try to enter the U.S. illegally between ports of entry – part of his latest election-season response to caravans heading toward the border.

It was unclear whether the restrictions Trump was expected to propose would apply only to those traveling in the caravans or extend to all people trying to enter the country. And it also was unclear whether Trump has the legal authority to change the rules.

The asylum clause of the Immigration and Nationality Act notes that anyone who arrives to the U.S. may apply for asylum. And any change would almost certainly be immediately challenged in court.

Trump was to make his announcement during brief remarks Thursday afternoon, according to three people familiar with the plans. They spoke only on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly by name.

The administration has been discussing various options to address the caravans for days and it was possible that things could change before Trump’s 4:15 p.m. remarks “on the illegal immigration crisis” before he departs the White House for a campaign rally in Missouri.

It was unclear whether the restrictions Trump was expected to propose would apply only to those traveling in the caravans or if they would extend to all people trying to enter the country.

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