US is no more an asylum for illegal migrants
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US is no more an asylum for illegal migrants

Illegal migrants, especially those who entering through the southern US border, will not get any respite in US according to a new rule.

The southern US border, which is Mexico-US border, is famous and a rather easy route to enter into US for illegal migrants. The Mexico–United States border is an international border, nearly 2,000 miles long (3,100 kilometers) separating Mexico and the United States, extending from the Pacific Ocean to the west and Gulf of Mexico to the east. The illegal migration into US through this border will no longer be eligible for asylum under a new rule, the Trump administration has said, according to a BBC report.

Announced by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, the ruling would stop asylum for those who breach any presidential restriction on entry. The president can stop migration in the "national interest", a statement said.

Immigration was a major focus in President Trump's 2018 mid-term election campaign. Frequently attacking a caravan of thousands of Central Americans making their way north through Mexico, Trump ordered troops to the border and and declared the migrants to be an "invasion".

The joint statement said presidents have the power to "suspend the entry of all aliens" and to impose "any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate on them" if they are judged to be "detrimental" to US interests under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Accordingly, if the president issues a suspension or ban on entry through the US/Mexican border, those who illegally manage to enter the US will not be allowed to apply for asylum once there.