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The new measures, which deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, invoke emergency national security powers to suspend long-standing humanitarian protections for foreigners who arrive on American soil. They rely on the same provisions Trump used to implement his “travel ban” in early 2017. Legal challenges seeking to delay or block the asylum restrictions are expected, and immigration advocacy groups insist U.S. laws clearly extend the humanitarian protections to anyone who reaches the United States, no matter how they enter the country. This is a developing story. It will be updated. Full story

8 November