Trump Seeks To Charge Fees To Asylum Seekers

Business Insider reports:

President Donald Trump has proposed the introduction of a fee for migrants seeking asylum in the US, outlining the policy in a memorandum released Monday.

The White House said the president issued the memorandum to the acting secretary of homeland security, Kevin McAleenan, to ensure that “legitimate asylum seekers can access asylum while more efficiently processing and removing illegal migrants who are not eligible and do not qualify.”

Among the series of new measures the president lays out in the memorandum is the imposition of “fees for asylum applications and work permit applications.” Monday’s memorandum did not outline how much migrants might be charged to claim asylum.