Asylum Rule Change Could Make Most Central American Migrants Ineligible

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Monday, July 15th
The White House is making a change to asylum protections that would radically limit the number of Central American migrants who are eligible.

Under the new rule, which was published Monday morning, any asylum seeker who has traveled through another country on their way to the US would be denied protection, with some exceptions.

Sarah Pierce is an immigration lawyer and policy analyst with the Migration Policy Institute. She tells KCBS Radio's Stan Bunger and Susan Leigh Taylor this kind of sweeping change is unprecedented in international asylum law.