Editorial: Trump sullies America’s tradition of providing safe haven

On its way out, the Trump administration has greatly restricted access to those seeking asylum and dishonestly rejiggered the test permanent residents must pass before being granted U.S. citizenship. For shame. The new asylum rule, finalized last week, erects new hurdles and denying broad categories of claims including domestic abuse and gang violence. Not content that America has just admitted a historically low number of refugees, the nation that once opened its arms to those fleeing persecution and unrest now reflexively looks askance at desperate people and families. The turn of the back t…

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