Politics: ‘All will stay in Mexico’: Trump says the US will bar asylum-seekers from entering the country until judges approve their claims

President Donald Trump tweeted that the US will no longer allow asylum-seekers to enter the country until their claims are approved by a judge.

  • President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that asylum-seekers won’t be allowed to enter the United States until their claims are approved in court.
  • The move means that migrants will be forced to wait in Mexico while their asylum cases are processed.
  • The news comes as nearly 5,000 migrants from the Central American caravan wait in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, where they intend to cross into the US.

President Donald Trump on Saturday tweeted that the United States will no longer allow asylum-seekers to enter the country until their claims are already approved by a judge, essentially confirming an earlier report that said migrants will be forced to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through the US court system.

“Migrants at the Southern Border will not be allowed into the United States until their claims are individually approved in court,” he tweeted, adding that “we only will allow those who come into our Country legally,” though asylum-seekers often do legally enter the country at ports of entry before requesting asylum.

The news comes as nearly 5,000 migrants from the Central American caravan wait in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, following a roughly month-long journey that began in Honduras in mid-October

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