US Seeks to Deny Asylum to Migrants Who Haven’t Sought Refuge in Another Country First


he Biden administration said Tuesday that it will generally deny asylum to migrants who show up at the U.S. southern border without first seeking protection in a country they passed through, mirroring an attempt by the Trump administration that never took effect because it was blocked in court.


he measure, while stopping short of a total ban, imposes severe limitations on asylum for any nationality except Mexicans, who don’t have to travel through a third country to reach the U.S.


he measure is almost certain to face legal challenges. President Donald Trump pursued a similar ban in 2019 but a

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