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Measures to Lessen US-Mexican Border Crossings Put Migrants in Greater Danger

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University of California, Merced

Read more in Stephanie L. Canizales "Measures to Lessen US-Mexican Border Crossings Put Migrants in Greater Danger," Globe Post, July 22, 2019.

In the latest effort to tamp down the number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, Donald J. Trump’s administration introduced the Interim Final Rule (IFR). This new rule, that went into effect on Tuesday, automatically denies asylum to migrants who travel through other countries by land and arrive in the U.S. without having first sought asylum in those countries.