US tightens asylum rules

Added On July 17, 2019

The new rule prevents immigrants from applying for asylum in the U.S. if they arrive through a third country.
It will significantly affect a large number of Central Americans who enter the U.S. through the country's southern border with Mexico.
According to a statement from the U.S. Attorney General, the rule is a lawful exercise of authority provided by Congress to restrict eligibility for asylum.
According to the new rule, asylum seekers would be exempted from the new rule if they are victims of human trafficking, have passed through countries that have not signed major refugee treaties, or have been denied asylum in countries that they've passed through.