AFP: White House moves to block asylum for migrants crossing Mexico16 July 2019 | 04:04 | FOCUS News Agency
A new rule redefining asylum eligibility - to take effect on Tuesday - is the latest attempt to stem the flow of undocumented migrants into the country, and comes with the White House frustrated at Congress's failure to toughen immigration laws.
Cracking down on migration has been a signature policy of President Donald Trump.
"The United States is a generous country but is being completely overwhelmed by the burdens associated with apprehending and processing hundreds of thousands of aliens along the southern border," Attorney General Bill Barr said in a statement.
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