The Trump administration this week announced a new rule that would update asylum regulations in order to prohibit asylum to migrants with certain criminal convictions. The new rule was announced by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security. It would remove an individual’s asylum eligibility if he or she has been convicted of a felony or offenses related to drunk driving, street gang activity, false identification (including receiving public benefits), and illegal re-entry.
The Honduran “migrant caravan” attempting to enter the United States across its frontier with Mexico has failed. Guatemalan authorities blocked the path of some 1,000 illegal aliens who, despite the global Chinese Virus pandemic, thought they would simply march north unimpeded. The “caravaners” were wrong.