The document outlines a series of measures to cope with the border situation. These include: the submission of asylum applications within 180 days of submission; to charge a fee for asylum applications and work permit applications; and when migrants who have entered or attempted illegally to enter the US before obtaining relief or protection,
Taken together, the proposed changes target migrants seeking asylum.
Trump has repeatedly reprimanded the nation's immigration system, which accuses migrants of exploiting the alleged legal loopholes. The DHS has already reported a 2,000% increase in migrants over the past five years, which have called for credible fears, the first step in the asylum process.
The measures mentioned in the memo would probably make it harder to file an asylum application by charging a fee and preventing some of them from working legally in the US "before making a request for relief or protection the dismissal was granted ". He also pointed out that the work permit must be canceled by migrants who are denied asylum or have a definitive deportation order.
The memo states that the Attorney General and the Minister of Homeland Security should take action within 90 days. The Ministry of Justice oversees the nation's immigration courts.
"The purpose of this memorandum is to strengthen asylum procedures to protect our system against the rampant abuse of our asylum procedure," the memo said, and the President quoted his national declaration of urgency, which allowed him to congress to bypass and to release money for the construction of its border wall. "This emergency is getting heavier," they say.
Concern about the border continues to grow. However, it is not just the rising illegal border crossings that pose problems for the Department of Homeland Security. It is also the population shift ̵
More than 92,000 undocumented immigrants were arrested at the southern border in March for illegal entry (37,390 in March 2018) – according to Customs and Border Patrols, most were families.