The American Civil Liberties Union and other immigrant advocacy groups filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Tuesday in an attempt to block the White House's new policy that would render most migrants from Central America ineligible for asylum protection upon arriving at the southern border. The rule stipulates that migrants cannot seek asylum in the U.S. if they passed through another country first and failed to apply for asylum there. "This is the Trump administration's most extreme run at an asylum ban yet," ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt said in a statement. "It clearly violates domestic and international law, and cannot stand." The attorneys argue that immigration law states the government cannot disqualify asylum applicants based on how and where they arrive.
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