Dec 16, 2018 08:30 Asia/Tehran [Updated: May 14, 2019 21:40 Asia/Tehran]

13 immigrants attempting to cross a dividing wall between Mexico and United States, have been arrested by US Border Patrol agents, according to Mexican authorities.

America: According to an Iran Press report, the detained group of immigrants composed of three women, four men and two girls from Honduras, two women and one man from El Salvador, and a Mexican boy of Salvadoran parents, .

Seeking fresh ways to block thousands of Central Americans travelling in caravans from entering the United States, US president Donald Trump in November 9 has put new limitations on asylum seekers from Mexico.

Meanwhile, US immigrant advocates rushed to court to try to block the policy.

“I just signed the proclamation on asylum - very important,” Trump told reporters on Friday before leaving for Paris.

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The order followed other rules unveiled on Thursday that sought to limit asylum claims.

Trump made his hard line policies toward immigration a key issue ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections.

According to the Department of Justice, Trump's November 9 ruling was to be applied immediately to deter thousands of Central Americans who are on the border with Mexico in search of such a permit.

The president's ban is inconsistent with existing federal laws and an attempt to evade Congress, the panel determined.

On November 19, federal magistrate John Tigar of San Francisco temporarily restrained Trump's disposition, who justified the order to prevent the entry of members of Central American migrant caravans bound for the United States.

According to the White House chief's order, only those who enter US territory through official border crossings can apply for asylum.

Tigar spoke out after a lawsuit filed by migrant rights organizations.

the American Civil Liberties Union maintained the law stipulates that asylum must be guaranteed to anyone who enters American territory, regardless of whether they do so legally or not. Thus, Tigar indicated the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act establishes that any foreigner who arrives in the United States, whether or not through a port of entry, can ask for asylum.

On the other hand, three civil rights groups sued in San Francisco federal court, seeking an injunction against Trump’s order.

The lawsuit said the order violated the Immigration and Nationality Act, which allows anyone present in the United States to seek asylum regardless of where they entered the country.

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“US President’s new asylum ban is illegal. Neither the president nor his cabinet secretaries can override the clear commands of US law, but that’s exactly what they’re trying to do,” Omar Jadwat of the American Civil Liberties Union said in a statement.

The lawsuit was brought by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Center for Constitutional Rights.

A professor at Cornell Law School, Stephen Yale-Loehr, said the administration may struggle to justify the national security concerns underpinning the order, as the flow of migrants across the southern border has fallen in recent years.

Rights groups have said the Trump administration has deliberately slowed the processing of migrants at official ports.

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said in November that the United States must make sure anyone seeking refugee protection and in need of humanitarian assistance can get both promptly and “without obstruction.” 208/103

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