Explainer: U.S. enacts sweeping new asylum bar following Supreme Court decision

A migrant woman is seen through the border fence after crossing illegally into El Paso, Texas, U.S., as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

(Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court last week allowed a Trump administration rule to temporarily take effect that will radically reduce the number of migrants eligible to seek U.S. asylum. Judges and asylum officers are now being directed to implement it. Immigration is central to U.S. President Donald Trump’s agenda and the government has said […]

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