As a response to the caravan members traveling to the United States, Trump just signed an executive order which is going to make it much more difficult for people to gain asylum. This had to happen. Too many people are abusing the system to gain entry for social and economic purposes.
The Associated Press reports:
Trump signs executive order denying asylum, new rules challenged in court
President Donald Trump issued an order Friday to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The plan was immediately challenged in court.
Trump invoked the same powers he used last year to impose a travel ban that was upheld by the Supreme Court. The new regulations are intended to circumvent laws stating that anyone is eligible for asylum no matter how he or she enters the country. About 70,000 people per year who enter the country illegally claim asylum, officials said.
“We need people in our country but they have to come in legally,” Trump said Friday as he departed for Paris.
The American Civil Liberties Union and other legal groups swiftly sued in federal court in Northern California to block the regulations, arguing the measures were clearly illegal.
“The president is simply trying to run roughshod over Congress’s decision to provide asylum to those in danger regardless of the manner of one’s entry,” said ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt.
The litigation also seeks to put the rules on hold while the litigation progresses.
The left is going to go bonkers over this but Trump needed to deal with the problem somehow. He certainly hasn’t gotten any help from Democrats.