Trump's asylum proposals polarize Arizona political leaders

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  • Source: AZ GOP
  • 05/01/2019
(3TV/CBS5) -- President Donald Trump is proposing several changes to the U.S. asylum process, drawing cheers from Arizona Republicans and condemnation from state Democratic lawmakers.

Arizona Republicans say the changes will help stem the surge of migrants at the border.

Democrats say the plans unfairly punish the most vulnerable refugees.

In a Monday memo, the president ordered his administration to draft regulations that would institute an application-processing fee for asylum seekers.

He also proposed barring provisional work permits from individuals who cross the border illegally and requiring judgments in asylum cases within 180 days.
 
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