Addressing Mass Migration Through the Southern Border of the United States: Proclamation 9842 by the President of the United States of America, February 7, 2019 [open pdf - 207KB]
Proclamation 9842 issued by the president on February 7, 2019 is a 90 day extension of Proclamation 9822 issued on November 9, 2018. Proclamation 9822 established that any asylum seekers attempting to enter the U.S. must enter at a legal port of entry to be processed accordingly. Aliens attempting entry through illegal ports will be ineligible for asylum claims. The president states in Proclamation 9842: "The problem of large numbers of aliens traveling through Mexico to enter our country unlawfully or without proper documentation has not materially improved, and indeed in several respects has worsened, since November 9, 2018. [...] I must act to protect the national interest, and to maintain an effectively functioning asylum system for legitimate asylum seekers who demonstrate that they have fled persecution and warrant the many special benefits associated with being granted asylum."
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Federal Register (February 12, 2019), v.84 no.29, p.3665