US announces to block asylum-seekers at southern border with Mexico

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The United States has announced to block asylum-seekers at southern border along with Mexico.

In a statement, Attorney General William Barr said the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security in its action bars people from applying for asylum in the U.S. if they traveled by land through another country where asylum is available before arriving in the United States.

Meanwhile, Mexico has rejected new asylum restrictions sought by US President Donald Trump administration.

Talking to newsmen Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said his country would not agree with Trump administration’s measures that limit asylum or refuge for those that fear for their lives in their country of origin.