The United States President Donald Trump can stop migration as a matter of “national interest” a white house statement said. However rights groups have called the move “illegal.”
Prior to the mid-term elections Mr Trump frequently denounced the caravan of thousands of Central Americans, who made their way north through Mexico.
Migrants who enter the US border via the southern border illegally will no longer be eligible for asylum under a new rule according to the Trump administration.
The new rule would apply to those who breach any presidential restriction on entry, and their asylum will be denied.
Immigration was a primary focus in Donald Trump’s mid-term election campaign.
This weeks mid-term results will enable Democrats control of the house, while Republicans get to keep the senate.
This result should mean that Trump’s new law will be enforced, however it may not be in the way that he intended.