Trump BANS Felons From Gaining Asylum In United States, Reforms Laws to Keep Criminals OUT

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( President Donald Trump has overseen a change in immigration and asylum law that keeps criminals out of the United States. The Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice issued a final regulatory rule that stopped gang members, domestic abusers, and convicted felons from obtaining asylum in the United States.

The new rule was announced this week and will stop any foreign national convicted of serious crimes from obtaining legal asylum in the United States. It will come into effect in roughly one month.

According to the new rules, foreign nationals who are convicted of the following crimes will not be eligible for asylum:

– Trafficking or possession of drugs or drug paraphernalia
– Felony under state or federal law
– Alien harboring or smuggling
– Domestic abuse
– Identify theft
– Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
– Criminal gang activity
– Illegal re-entry

“Today, the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security announced the publication of a Final Rule amending their respective regulations to prevent certain categories of criminal aliens from obtaining asylum in the United States,” a press release reveals. “The rule takes effect 20 days after publication of the Final Rule in the Federal Register, which is scheduled to occur on Wednesday, Oct. 21.”

The departments describe asylum as a “discretionary immigration benefit” that can be sought by eligible aliens arriving or present in the United States, as set out in the Immigration and Nationality Act.

In the act, however, Congress stopped certain categories of aliens from obtaining asylum.

“In addition to the statutory bars, Congress delegated to the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security the authority to establish by regulation additional bars on asylum eligibility to the extent they are consistent with the asylum statue, as well as to establish ‘any other conditions or limitations on the consideration of an application for asylum’ that are consistent with the INA.”

The move comes after the “Remain in Mexico” policy that was implemented by the Trump administration. It has significantly reduced immigration fraud and prevented illegal aliens from being set free in the United States awaiting court hearings, only for those illegal aliens to disappear and fail to turn up to their hearings.