The Heat: Trump administration calls for asylum changes

The Heat

This week, it will become even harder for migrants from Central America to seek asylum in the United States. 

Under a new rule issued by the Trump administration, migrants who travel through another country and do not seek protection there before reaching the U.S. will no longer be eligible for asylum.  The move comes as President Trump threatened to deport thousands of undocumented immigrants.

CGTN’s Nathan King reports with the latest.

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To discuss all of this:

  • Oscar Chacon is the co-founder and executive director of Alianza Americas.
  • Sarah Pierce is a policy analyst for the US Immigration Policy Program at the Migration Policy Institute.
  • Prerna Lal is an immigration attorney and the founder of DreamACTivist.
  • Lester Munson is a principal in the international at BGR group.

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