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Top Trump adviser wants more nations to field asylum claims

Stephen Miller
Posted at 1:41 AM, Oct 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-24 01:41:06-04

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A top adviser to President Donald Trump says a key second-term priority on immigration, if the president is reelected, would be using agreements with Central American governments as models to get countries around the world to field asylum claims from people seeking refuge in the United States.

Stephen Miller, a key architect of Trump’s immigration policies, tells The Associated Press that the agreements would help stop “asylum fraud, asylum shopping and asylum abuse on a global scale.”

Like many of Trump’s policies that have dramatically transformed the U.S. immigration system, the bilateral agreements are being challenged in court.