Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

National News
CNS photo/Luis Echeverria, Reuters
A Honduran woman holds back tears while waiting in a migrant shelter in Guatemala City, Guatemala, July 15. Guatemalan bishops oppose the idea of entering into an agreement with the U.S. government to deem it a "safe third country" for asylum-seekers.

Washington, DC

Administration to apply ‘third country’ rule for asylum-seekers

The Trump administration announced the U.S. departments of Justice and Homeland Security are adopting an interim “third country rule” requiring immigrants seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border to first apply for refugee status in another country. News that the rule was taking effect July 16 brought quick condemnation by Catholic and other immigrant advocates.