Addressing Mass Migration Through the Southern Border of the United States: Proclamation 9880 by the President of the United States of America, May 8, 2019 [open pdf - 218KB]
Proclamation 9880 issued by the president on May 8, 2019 is a 90 day extension of Proclamation 9842 issued on February 7, 2019, which extended 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 9880: "As President, 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. In view of the foregoing circumstances, and the joint recommendation from the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and the Secretary of Homeland Security, I have determined to extend the suspension and limitation, as set forth below, on entry into the United States through the southern border established by Proclamation 9822 and extended by Proclamation 9842."
Compilation of Presidential Documents: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=CPD
Daily Comp. Pres. Docs., 2019 DCPD No. 00285