According to the White House press service, US President Donald Trump intends to tighten asylum rules for migrants.
“President Trump has signed a Presidential Memorandum to ensure legitimate asylum-seekers can access asylum while more efficiently processing and removing illegal migrants who are not eligible and who do not qualify,” said in a statement.
According to the memorandum, Trump instructed his administration to take a series of measures to tighten the rules on asylum. Among them is a proposal to charge for asylum applications and work permits and immediately withdraw work permits to foreigners who have received a final expulsion order.
In addition, Trump proposes to establish the requirement that all applications for asylum be considered in immigration courts within 180 days from the date of their submission. The President also instructed the Secretary of Homeland Security “to reprioritize the assignment of immigration officers to improve the integrity of credible fear adjudications, strengthen law enforcement, and enforce removal orders from immigration judges.”
Earlier, the United States announced that they would send migrants who had applied to the American authorities for asylum back to Mexico while they were considering their case. Mexican migration services, in turn, said that they would provide migrants sent from the United States not asylum, but jobs.