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Trump's new asylum rules go into effect, and opponents sue

 


TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of immigrants showed up at border crossings Tuesday in hopes of getting into the U.S. but faced the likelihood of being turned away under a new Trump administration asylum rule that upends long-standing protections for people fleeing violence and oppression in their homelands.

The policy went into effect Tuesday but drew two swift lawsuits from immigrant advocacy groups in federal courts, one in San Francisco and one in Washington, D.C.

"This is the Trump administration's most extreme run at an asylum ban yet," said Lee Gelernt of the American Civil Liberti...



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