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Citing Coronavirus, Trump Will Announce Strict New Border Controls

The Trump administration plans to immediately turn back all asylum seekers and other foreigners trying to cross the southwestern border illegally, saying they cannot risk allowing the coronavirus to spread through detention facilities and among Border Patrol agents, four administration officials said on Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
The New York Times
Topics: 
Coronavirus
Immigration
Donald Trump
Trump Administration
Author Info: Michael Shear, Maggie Haberman, Zolan Kanno-Youngs
Teaser Text: 
The Trump administration plans to immediately turn back all asylum seekers and other foreigners trying to cross the southwestern border illegally, saying they cannot risk allowing the coronavirus to spread through detention facilities and among Border Patrol agents, four administration officials said on Tuesday.
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