Published: Fri, November 02, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Trump to announce asylum rule change

Trump to announce asylum rule change

"We'll go up to anywhere between 10,000 and 15,000 military personnel on top of Border Patrol, ICE and everybody else at the border", he said Wednesday.

Donald Trump says he is finalising a plan to force migrants to present themselves at a legal port of entry to get into the US. But Trump said he would limit that to official crossing points.

He noted that under the current system, illegal immigrants who apply for asylum - even if their claims are fraudulent - have been allowed into the US pending the adjudication of their claims.

President Donald Trump says the number of military troops deployed to the U.S. -Mexico border could reach 15,000.

Organizers say the buses, if they do materialize, would take the estimated 4,000 migrants to Mexico City for meetings with legislators, not to the still-distant US border, though some would probably continue to the border after reaching the capital.

US immigration laws say migrants seeking asylum can do so no matter how they arrive at the U.S. "We're not allowing people to come in". "This is an invasion".

Troops load equipment as they prepare to leave Fort Campbell, Ky., on Tuesday, for deployment at the southern border.

But the coming caravan provides a good opportunity for Trump anyway, he adds, because it's revealing that Democrats really do support open borders and illegal immigration.

The president's idea to limit asylum seekers to those who have arrived at designated ports of entry could particularly impact those in the most unsafe circumstances, notes Geoffrey Hoffman, director of University of Houston Law Center's Immigration Clinic.

On Monday, it was estimated that 4,000 Central American migrants continued their trek towards the United States.

The mother saw her son after 31 years after his abduction
Police say Mann is facing multiple criminal charges in the USA , but will be extradited to Canada to face one count of abduction. While trying to overcome her emotion, Lyneth Mann-Lewis urged others to never give up hope of finding their missing loved ones.

That's because asylum-seekers, along with unaccompanied children from countries other than Mexico and Canada, have special protections enshrined in law, based on the principle that vulnerable individuals should have a chance to have their claims heard before they are shipped back to potential danger.

Speaking to reporters before leaving the White House for a campaign rally in Florida, Trump compared his plan to act by executive order to President Barack Obama's much-maligned decision to use executive action to provide protections from prosecution and a path to work status for some people brought to the USA illegally as children.

After denying that his heated rhetoric over immigration is fear mongering before voters head to the polls to ABC News' Mary Bruce, the president tweeted a controversial and racially- charged video produced by the White House depicting some illegal immigrants as murderers. We're gonna consider, and I told them consider it a rifle. "Because there's not much difference".

Trump claimed members of the caravans "Fought back hard and viciously against Mexico at Northern Border before breaking through".

In the letter, Grassley said his office had received information that several members of the caravan had "significant criminal histories" and was seeking information about "potential national security threats that reportedly exist among the members".

Under US immigration law, any immigrant in the US can apply for asylum regardless of how he or she entered the country.

A migrant child barely able to continue onward jumps onto a truck to rest during the caravan to Tapachula, Mexico.

"Well, I try. I do try. and I always want to tell the truth", Trump said in an interview with ABC News.

"We are waiting to see if they are going to help us out with buses, to continue the trip", said Lopez, 27.

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