President Trump Announces Rule to Curb Central American Asylum Claims

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Central American migrants head to Mexicali's downtown in Mexico's Baja California State, after leaving a shelter on November 19, 2018, on the border with Calexico, in California, US. (Photo: Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images)

A plan by the Trump administration that goes into effect Tuesday says that migrants who want to be eligible for immigration to the U.S. must apply for asylum in the first country they pass through en route to the U.S. We'll discuss the so-called "3rd country rule" and how it will affect immigrants from Central America.


Alan Gomez, immigration reporter, USA Today

Stephen Legomsky, professor, Washington University School of Law; former chief counsel, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services