The new restrictions on asylum claims won't take effect until Trump issues a proclamation limiting or suspending entry into the USA from Mexico, according to the rule.
The ACLU immediately challenged the move as contrary to USA law.
The regulation would largely affect migrants from Central America's Northern Triangle - Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador - who cross the United States border with Mexico to flee violence, including political persecution, and poverty in their home countries.
The change to asylum procedures was published Thursday by the Justice Department.
The new rule is nearly certain to be challenged in courts.
The administration has long said immigration officials are drowning in asylum cases partly because people falsely claim asylum and then live in the USA with work permits.
Trump has long said those seeking asylum should come through legal ports of entry.
President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally, November 4, 2018, in Macon, Ga.
The announcement said the president had the authority to impose "any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate".
"Our asylum system is overwhelmed with too many meritless asylum claims from aliens who place a tremendous burden on our resources, preventing us from being able to expeditiously grant asylum to those who truly deserve it", Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said in a joint statement.
"Congress has directly spoken to this question as to whether individuals can be rendered ineligible for asylum if they cross between ports of entry and has specifically said people are eligible regardless of where they cross", said Lee Gelernt, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union. "It is illegal to circumvent that by agency or presidential decree".
Over time, the number of asylum claims has jumped markedly in recent years, an indication the administration says immigrants are tailoring their responses to claim asylum without merit.
"The interim rule, if applied to a hypothetical proclamation suspending the entry of aliens who cross the border unlawfully, would bar them from eligibility for asylum, and thereby channel inadmissible aliens to ports of entry, where they would be processed in a controlled, orderly, and lawful manner", one senior administration official told reporters on a conference call Thursday afternoon.
Officials would not offer any other specifics on the proclamation that Trump is expected to sign Friday.
Clovis, who later worked in Trump's presidential campaign, has been interviewed as part of Mueller's Russian Federation probe. The appointment generated immediate controversy given Whitaker's previous public comments criticizing the probe .
Protagonist Alexandra Trese goes up against the criminal underworld of Manila who's crime bosses consist of supernatural beings. Coming Soon reports that Netflix has announced new anime titles that include a Pacific Rim series and an Altered Carbon movie.
Shark nets at Shelly Beach and four others on the north coast were removed in May after a almost five-month NSW government trial. On Monday, a shark killed a man in a harbor in the Whitsunday Islands, where two tourists were mauled in September.
Northwestern also failed to make the Big Ten's eight-team conference tournament but still garnered an NCAA at-large berth. The following weekend, the Aggies played Notre Dame to a 2-2 draw before their season ended in a penalty kick shootout.
This new PS4 Pro, in an analysis by Digital Foundry , is far quieter than the CUH-7000 and CUH-7100 models. In brief: With exclusive titles such as God of War , the PlayStation 4 continues to outsell the Xbox One.
Four hospital employees were briefly trapped in the basement and rescued by California Highway Patrol officers, Kinney said. Butte County CalFire Chief Darren Read said at a news conference that two firefighters and multiple residents were injured.
All of the cases came before his court on Wednesday, the day after the mid-term elections, the Houston Chronicle reported . Devlin declined comment to the newspaper. "We oppose the wholesale release of violent offenders at any age", Ogg said.
The automaker confirms that the next Mazda3 will sit on the Skyactiv Vehicle Architecture, which should improve driving dynamics. In mid-October 2018, the automaker released a 15-second teaser video showing us elements of the fourth-generation Mazda3.
Xinhua News claims the presenter " can read texts as naturally as a professional news anchor ", though not everyone may agree. THE RISE OF THE MACHINES will be televised if China's artificial intelligence (AI) news presenter is anything to go by.
Boeing estimates the Chinese market for civilian aircraft to reach 7,690 jets worth US$1.2 trillion over the next two decades. Widebodies account for around 20 percent of projected global jet deliveries over that period but nearly 40 percent by value.
Antonio Brown Cited for Going 100 miles per hour on Street
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Multiple fatalities in shooting at a Californian bar
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Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp engaged
She was just an angel sent to me at the right time", Mellencamp told radio personality Howard Stern at the time. Why the animosity? The 65-year-old musician elaborated, "I think it's because I'm a child".
Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade's Baby Name
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CC Sabathia to sign $8M deal with Yankees
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Blizzard Working on Multiple Mobile Games
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Whitaker was campaign chairman for Mueller witness
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In China presented a model of "competitor" ISS
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