Skip to comments.They're Not Refugees under Asylum Law
Posted on 07/24/2014 7:07:20 AM PDT by Moseley
The unaccompanied children flooding our southern border are not refugees and do not qualify for asylum under U.S. law or international law. ...
In any event, under federal regulations, in 8 CFR § 208.13 (b) (1), An applicant shall be found to be a refugee on the basis of past persecution if the applicant can establish that he or she has suffered persecution in the past in the applicant's country of nationality or, if stateless, in his or her country of last habitual residence, on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion[.] (Emphasis added.)
Clearly, none of those coming across our southern border illegally is facing persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group, or political opinion. Persecution to qualify for asylum does not mean poverty or violence, like that breaking out in Mayor Rahm Emanuels Chicago, Illinois or in Detroit, Michigan.
Furthermore, a person who would otherwise qualify for asylum cannot be considered a refugee or qualify for asylum if (8 CFR § 208.13 [b][i] [B]) "[t]he applicant could avoid future persecution by relocating to another part of the applicants country[.] If you are fleeing the violence in Chicago caused by liberal gun control policies, you could simply move to Indiana. As a result, those fleeing Chicago or Detroit would not qualify as refugees. If they can move within their own country, migrating people wont qualify for asylum or as refugees.
This brings home a vitally important part. Yes, absolutely, the government should take care of these children and others. But which government? Not ours. The governments responsible for these people are the governments of the respective countries in which they are citizens. Thats what their governments not ours are morally obligated to do
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They’re criminals. PERIOD
As an American (sometimes, especially as an American) if YOU go to another country and defy/ignore THEIR immigration laws... YOU ARE a criminal and you will be dealt with as such!!
The law is whatever Obama says it is.
I believe that MS13 is a social group that might not be welcome in Honduras. So these guys will get asylum because of their affiliation with drug gangs in their home country.