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Acting Head Of Customs and Border Protection Says New Asylum Rule In 'Pilot' Phase


Added 07-18-19 06:07:01pm EST - “"Although the new federal regulation allows us to apply that all 2,000 miles along the southwest border, we're not going to do that." Mark Morgan told NPR.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Acting Head Of Customs and Border Protection Says New Asylum Rule In 'Pilot' Phase”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Mark Morgan is the acting Chief of Customs and Border Protection. Shuran Huang/NPR hide caption

Mark Morgan, acting head of Customs and Border Protection, said on Thursday the Trump administration's new asylum rule, unveiled earlier this week, is being rolled out as a small "pilot" for now but that officials expect it to be blocked in court.

The rule is a major change in U.S. asylum law. It denies asylum protection to most migrants arriving at the southern border unless they first apply in a country they passed through on the way.

"Although the new federal regulation allows us to apply that all 2,000 miles along the southwest border, we're not going to do that. We're really piloting it in just one location," Morgan said during an interview on All Things Considered.

Morgan said the rule is only being applied in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas at two CBP stations. "It's very limited," he said.

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