It’s July 16th. Today, we Skimm’d This:
The Trump administration has a new rule that will prevent most migrants from seeking asylum in the US - and will instead, tell them to try other countries first. The ACLU says they’re suing - and some say this is against both domestic and international law. We’ll explain why.
It’s official: Ursula von der Leyen is the new president of the European Commission. And she’s the first woman to ever hold this position. We’ll tell you about her game plan.
And the winners are… TBD. This year’s Emmy nominations are out - which means binge-watching season has begun. We’ll tell you who’s eyeing the prize(s).
And finally: the Apollo 11 mission took off for the moon fifty years ago today. ICYMI, there are a ton of commemorative events happening all week long.
theSkimm: The Trump administration has issued a new rule that’ll mean most migrants heading to the US-Mexico border likely won’t be eligible for asylum. The admin says asylum seekers will have to ask other countries first. And those other countries are saying: who, us? Legal experts say this new rule could violate domestic and international law. We’ll explain why. Meanwhile, soon-to-be former German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen has been elected the new president of the European Commission. She’s making history as the first woman to hold the job - and she’s got a surprising to-do list. Also on today's episode: just how many Emmy awards ‘Game of Thrones’ is nominated for, and a really big lift(-off.)
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