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Asylum Seekers to be Held in Mexico


No More Free Ride into the U.S. for Illegals


Establishment Media Throwing a Fit


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, December 5, 2018


   In his continuing attempts to plug the hole in the border, President Trump is clamping down on the abuses of the United States’ asylum program.

   President Trump recently announced that his administration is making a deal with Mexico to keep asylum seekers at America's southern border in Mexico.

   The two countries are in negotiations for a deal, and it appears to have momentum despite the crisis over a migrant caravan arriving at the U.S. border. Trump has vowed to resist this attempt at forced migration by refusing to admit illegal border crossers into the country via the “catch and release” policy, in which detained migrants are released and given a court date for their claims, only to disappear into the U.S. and avoid court altogether.

   Human traffickers and drug dealers have been exploiting this asylum loophole for years as a way to gain entry to the U.S. then disappear from view, change identities and either collect multiple welfare checks, sell and transport illegal drugs, or both.

   Trump stated categorically that they would not be allowed in until a judge approves their claims.

   President Trump is not saying nobody can come to the U.S. and request asylum.  What he is saying is that if they have a genuine fear for their life, they must enter legally through an established Port of Entry, be vetted by Customs officials and go through the process regulated by U.S. law.  “Migrants at the Southern Border will not be allowed into the United States until their claims are individually approved in court,” Trump said. “We only will allow those who come into our Country legally. Other than that our very strong policy is Catch and Detain.”

   Recently, President Trump deployed U.S. troops to the Southern Border to shore up defenses against the onslaught of migrants seeking to ravage the U.S. welfare system and bring in non-productive illegal immigrants to illegally vote for the Democrat party in future elections.  The so-called “migrant caravan” is nothing short of an invasion.

   “President Trump was right to order troops to our border with Mexico to reinforce our overworked law enforcement officials and protect our sovereignty,” Retired Army Brig. Gen. Anthony J. Tata wrote in a Fox News  op-ed. “No amount of leftist protestations should distract us from the fact that the primary purpose of our military is to provide security to America. And that’s exactly what the men and women in our military are doing.”

   For decades, the U.S. military has been fractured by globalist presidents from both major political parties by being forced to provide security to virtually every other country and large multi-national corporation in the world.  Now, they are being used for what they were originally intended - security of the U.S. against foreign invaders.

      The invasion status of the migrant waves recently kicked up a notch on the border of Southern California.  On November 25, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents and officers effectively repelled a siege involving more than 1,000 individuals who sought to enter the United States illegally.

   CBP was forced to close the San Ysidro Port of Entry (POE) near San Diego, California, to ensure public safety and security. The POE remained closed for about 5 hours.  After attempting and being prevented from entering, a group of migrants tried to breach legacy border fence infrastructure and sought to harm CBP personnel by throwing projectiles.

   Four agents were struck by projectiles—most likely rocks—but were wearing protective gear and did not suffer serious injuries.  As they dispersed the violent crowd, CBP made more than 60 arrests. Of the thousand or so protestors involved, only a handful of minors were present. The vast majority of participants were single male adults.

   Both American and Mexican officials say these actions are not consistent with peaceful asylum seekers. On Friday, Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum declared a humanitarian crisis in his city, which he said was struggling to accommodate the influx. “No city in the world is prepared to receive this,” he said.

   U.S. Border Patrol leaders have made clear that a wall is needed to preserve law and order. “One thing we saw that we could absolutely use yesterday was infrastructure,” Border Patrol Chief of Law Enforcement Operations Brian Hastings said. “That infrastructure was breached yesterday. We are repairing it now, but without a doubt, we could use a wall in an area like that.”

   Most of the people in these migrant caravans are not actually seeking asylum from a dangerous country.  For example, in a recent report, an MSNBC correspondent said that the majority of people in the migrant caravan at the southern border were men, noting some of them weren't even talking about seeking asylum.

   Reporting just over the southern border in Tijuana, Mexico, Gadi Schwartz took viewers on a walking tour through the “inner sanctum” of the shelter for the caravan, which consists of Central American migrants, the majority of which are adult men.  “From what we've seen, the majority are actually men, and some of these men have not articulated that need for asylum,” Schwartz said. “Instead, they have talked about going to the United States for a better life and to find work.”

   There has been an overwhelming surge in aliens from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador (the Northern Triangle) arriving at the U.S. border claiming credible fear.  Most migrants from the Northern Triangle do not have valid asylum claims, but they are released into the country because our asylum system has become overwhelmed.  Nearly two-thirds of aliens who claim credible fear are from the Northern Triangle.  Asylum seekers know they will be released into the country and receive work permits while their often meritless claims go through  backlogged immigration courts.  Last year, nearly half of the completed cases that involved aliens who claimed credible fear resulted in the alien failing to show up at a hearing or even to file an application for asylum.

   The open door asylum rules that have developed in the U.S. over the years under both Republican and Democrat globalist presidents, such as George W. Bush and Barack Hussein-Obama, to name a few, have made it incredibly easy for a person to illegally enter the U.S., claim a fake fear for their life and be release into the interior of the U.S. never to be seen again and with no accountability.  President Trump is making strides to change those abuses to the rules.

   “Flaws in our asylum system allow illegal aliens with meritless claims to cross our borders and remain here for years.  Our nation’s asylum laws have allowed illegal aliens with meritless claims to easily enter and stay in the United States while awaiting legal proceedings,” said President Trump.  “Asylum seekers at the border only have to meet the low bar for establishing a “credible fear” of returning under which they must show a “possibility” to qualify for asylum.  Aliens who claim a credible fear of returning do not have to provide any verification or corroboration of their claims in order to receive a positive determination and be released into the interior of the United States. As a result, illegal aliens with meritless cases that are released from detention are able to remain in our communities for years, while their cases are litigated in immigration courts.”

   The United States is facing a growing, overwhelming and unsustainable surge of illegal aliens seeking to take advantage of its weak asylum laws. Democrats are the primary cheerleaders for the continuation of this abuse because statistically, most illegal immigrants will (illegally) vote for Democrats since oppressive, authoritarian socialism is all they've ever known and the Democrat party most closely aligns with the oppression these illegal immigrants are most accustomed to.

   Today, approximately one in 10 illegal aliens arriving at our southern border claims a credible fear of return, up from one out of every 100 prior to 2013. Since 2010, these claims have spiked by 1,700 percent.  This staggering increase has contributed to a backlog of hundreds of thousands of cases in U.S. immigration courts.

   “This surge is only growing, with reports showing that asylum requests at the southern border have recently increased from 1,500 per week to approximately 2,000 per week,” explains President Trump.  “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) processed approximately 100,000 credible fear claims this last fiscal year (FY), surpassing the 94,000 record set in FY 2016.”

   In FY 2018, USCIS received approximately 106,000 new asylum requests from those admitted legally, compared to only 25,500 in 2008.  The standards that apply to the credible fear process is a major driver of the united States’ immigration crisis.  While there has been an enormous spike in credible fear-initiated claims, relatively few asylum claims have ultimately been found to be real or credible.   Approximately 80 percent of aliens arriving from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador passed initial credible fear screenings, but only 15 percent of those were granted asylum.

   “There has been a major increase in the number of illegal alien family units arriving at our border and family units now make up a significant percentage of credible fear claims.  The number of family units apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection has increased 620 percent during the past five years.”

   Family units make up about 40 percent of all credible fear-initiated asylum claims. As a result of loopholes, nearly all asylum seekers in family units are permitted by the Department of Homeland Security to remain in the United States, pending their asylum hearing.  “Illegal aliens will no longer get a free pass into our country by lodging meritless claims in seeking asylum. Instead, migrants seeking asylum will have to present themselves lawfully at a port of entry,” said President Trump.

   President Trump is using the authority granted to him by the Immigration and Nationality Act to manage and protect the integrity of our immigration system and our national sovereignty.

   Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act states plainly: “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”

   Section 215(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act similarly states: “Unless otherwise ordered by the President, it shall be unlawful for any alien to depart from or enter or attempt to depart from or enter the United States except under such reasonable rules, regulations, and orders, and subject to such limitations and exceptions as the President may prescribe.”

   This past June, the Supreme Court upheld the President’s broad statutory authority to implement entry restrictions.

   President Trump recently signed a proclamation declaring that migrants seeking asylum along the southern border must present themselves lawfully at a port of entry.   Those who arrive at a port of entry will remain eligible for asylum. For all others attempting illegal entry to the U.S., the borders will be closed.

   Former U.S. presidents Nixon and Reagan also resorted to temporarily closing borders due to the drug traffic issues during their administrations. Today's problem, however, is more aligned with immigrants from third world socialist hell holes trying to come to the U.S. to either legitimately work, and thus take a job away from someone who is already legally in country, or to live off the welfare system in perpetuity.  Either way, their abuse of the asylum laws is making it more difficult for those who truly do need to come to the U.S. for protection from their oppressive socialist and communist governments. 

    Ironically, as these illegal immigrants come to the U.S. and support socialist Democrats in office, they are unwittingly allowing the same type of oppressive authoritarianism to develop here that they were claiming to seek protection from in their home country in the first place.