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TRUMP ANNOUNCES IMMIGRATION ASYLUM CHANGES

President Donald Trump issued new immigration guidelines Monday evening specifically addressing migrants who are attempting to claim asylum along the U.S. southern border.

In a presidential memorandum, Trump directed Attorney General William Barr and acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan to address the ongoing situation at the southern border.

“The extensive resources required to process and care for these individuals pulls U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel away from securing our Nation’s borders,” the memorandum reads in part, according to The Hill.

Three of the new policies include adjudicating asylum applications within six months of filing, requiring a monetary fee for applications and/or work permit applications, and it would prevent migrants who have attempted to enter the United States illegally from receiving work authorization before any relief is granted, CNN reported.

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