Trump wants to end asylum claims for most Central American migrants

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Solidarity march with immigrants & refugees. Credit: Fibonacci Blue/CC BY 2.0.

The Trump administration published a rule today that would bar asylum claims from anyone who passed through another country on the way to the US-Mexico border. It’s set to take effect on Tuesday. There are some exceptions, such as if a migrant has been trafficked or was denied asylum in another country. But immigrant rights groups say they’re already planning to sue. 

Also, federal prosecutors in the southern district of New York have indicated that their big investigation into the Trump Organization is unlikely to end in more indictments for company executives.