According to the Trump administration, Illegal migrants entering through the southern US border will no longer be eligible for asylum under a new rule.
Announced by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, the ruling would stop asylum for those who breach any presidential restriction on entry.
In a statement, authorities said the president can stop migration in the “national interest”.
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 declared the migrants to be an “invasion”.