Trump Orders New Restrictions on Asylum Seekers

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WASHINGTON — President Trump directed immigration officials on Monday evening to carry out new restrictions on asylum seekers at the southwestern border, including barring some of the migrants from pursuing work permits and charging fees on asylum applications.

In a memorandum sent to Kevin McAleenan, the acting secretary of homeland security, and Attorney General William P. Barr, Mr. Trump ordered the officials to “take all appropriate actions” to put the regulations in place within 90 days.

The memo was the latest effort by the Trump administration to deter a recent surge of asylum-seeking Central American families at the border.

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