President Donald Trump’s administration has announced new steps to tighten restrictions on the flow of migrants from Central America, including barring entry to some families who have been living in the United States for more than five years and imposing new restrictions on people who arrived in the country as children.
The administration also is proposing new restrictions in some areas of the country that already have been challenged by the courts, such as on the supply of housing and access to jobs.
The new policy is the latest in a series of executive orders the Trump White House has taken to expand immigration policy, and it is a departure from past efforts that have been limited to some specific areas of concern.
But it represents the first major shift in policy in the administration’s policy on immigration that includes an emphasis on family reunification and other restrictions on migration.
The policy would restrict the ability of family members of citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United