February 19, 2017

Trump administration drafts plan to raise asylum bar, speed deportations

The Department of Homeland Security has prepared new guidance for immigration agents aimed at speeding up deportations by denying asylum claims earlier in the process.

The new guidelines, contained in a draft memo dated February 17 but not yet sent to field offices, directs agents to only pass applicants... Read more.

Reuters

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