Trump's new move to limit asylum challenged in court

U.S. Army Lt. General Jeffrey Buchanan, center, looks on during a tour of the San Ysidro Port of Entry Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in San Diego. The militar

U.S. Army Lt. General Jeffrey Buchanan, center, looks on during a tour of the San Ysidro Port of Entry Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in San Diego. The militar

People seeking asylum in the United States are seen through a fence at the San Ysidro Port of Entry Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in San Diego. The military i

People seeking asylum in the United States are seen through a fence at the San Ysidro Port of Entry Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in San Diego. The military i

President Donald Trump talks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Ph

President Donald Trump talks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Ph

President Donald Trump talks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Ph

President Donald Trump talks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Ph

A sleeping Honduran girl is carried as a group of Central American migrants, representing the thousands participating in a caravan trying to reach the

A sleeping Honduran girl is carried as a group of Central American migrants, representing the thousands participating in a caravan trying to reach the

A group of Central American migrants, representing the thousands participating in a caravan trying to reach the U.S. border, undertake an hours-long m

A group of Central American migrants, representing the thousands participating in a caravan trying to reach the U.S. border, undertake an hours-long m

A group of Central American migrants, representing the thousands participating in a caravan trying to reach the U.S. border, undertake an hours-long m

A group of Central American migrants, representing the thousands participating in a caravan trying to reach the U.S. border, undertake an hours-long m

President Donald Trump talks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Ph

President Donald Trump talks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Ph

Marines work to fortify the border structure that separates Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, near the San Ysidro Port of Entry, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, i

Marines work to fortify the border structure that separates Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, near the San Ysidro Port of Entry, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, i

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has issued a proclamation to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The plan was immediately challenged in court.

Trump invoked the same powers he used last year to impose a travel ban that was upheld by the Supreme Court. The new regulations are intended to circumvent laws stating that anyone is eligible for asylum no matter how he or she enters the country. About 70,000 people per year who enter the country illegally claim asylum.

The American Civil Liberties Union and other legal groups swiftly sued in federal court in Northern California to block the regulations, arguing the measures were illegal.