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Trump considering plan to ban entry of migrants at southern border, deny asylum

President Donald Trump is weighing a plan to shut the U.S. border to Central Americans and deny them the opportunity to seek asylum, asserting similar emergency powers used during the early 2017 “travel ban,” according to administration officials and people familiar with the proposal.

In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, a farmer passes along a border fence that divides his property in Mission. As President Donald Trump's administration fights to fund a new, multibillion-dollar border wall, government lawyers are still settling claims with Texas landowners over the fence Congress approved more than a decade ago.

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