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Donald Trump isn’t banning asylum seekers, he is wanting them to apply legally at border points.
President Donald Trump issued a proclamation to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally as caravans of Central American migrants slowly approach the US-Mexico border.
Why do some choose the illegal way?
This article (Asylum-seekers say they cross the border illegally because they don’t think they have other options) has some reasons, one of which is that if they use the correct procedure they may be assessed as not eligible and refused entry. Breaking into the country and hiding is a better option.
The effect of the new policy is that someone who crosses the US-Mexico border between ports of entry — i.e., who commits the misdemeanor of improper entry — between midnight Friday night and midnight on February 8, 2019, will not be eligible for asylum. Instead, they’ll be subject to an alternative process set up by the regulation, modeled off the process for asylum-seekers who have been convicted of serious crimes in the US.