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POTUS issues Proclamation 9822 suspending entry across southern border outside ports of entry to bar asylum access

  1. Original Date Announced

    November 9, 2018

    President Trump issues Proclamation 9822, stating that the United States will only accept applications for asylum at recognized ports of entry. People who enter the United States unlawfully through the southern border will be ineligible to be granted asylum. This policy will remain in force for 90 days.

    [ID #58]

    Presidential Proclamation Addressing Mass Migration Through the Southern Border of the United States
  2. Effective Date

    November 9, 2018

Current Status

Not in effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Action: Presidential Orders
Agencies Affected: CBP USCIS ICE EOIR

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • December 23, 2008

    In accordance with the plain language of 8 U.S.C. § 1158, individuals could claim asylum at any point along the US border, regardless of whether it was a recognized port of entry ("any alien...who arrives in the United States (whether or not at a designated port of arrival)").

    U.S. Code 8 § 1158


  • Barring Asylum Claims: The President Versus the Statute (Lawfare)

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