Skip to comments.DHS to begin returning asylum-seekers at border to Mexico to await decisions
Posted on 12/20/2018 10:33:53 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
WASHINGTON The Trump administration announced a new policy Thursday that will require asylum-seekers who enter the country illegally to return to Mexico while they await decisions on their asylum claims.
According to prepared remarks before Congress by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, the U.S. has reached a deal with Mexico that will allow border agents to begin turning back immigrants who cross the U.S. southern border between legal ports of entry.
"They will have to wait for approval to come into the United States. If they are granted asylum by a U.S. judge, they will be welcomed into America. If they are not, they will be removed to their home countries," Nielsen said in her remarks.
Nielsen added that the Mexican government has committed to providing humanitarian aid for immigrants waiting to enter the United States.
Due to a backlog in U.S. immigration courts, asylum cases can take months or years to reach a decision.
Under a policy known as "metering," U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been allowing only a trickle of undocumented immigrants through legal ports of entry, while thousands wait in cities with high crime like Tijuana.
Lack of resources at border stations and metering has forced more immigrants to attempt to cross the border illegally, outside of the ports of entry, immigration advocates say. They claim that DHS is lying when they say ports of entry are at capacity and not able to process more asylum-seekers.
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That will frost their cake!
TRO from federal judge in one, two,......
Im pretty sure this is racist or something.
I think that the Trump administration should adopt the strategy of the state of California, hundreds of American cities, and some Federal judges in pursuit of immigration agenda — just keep all mouths shut and do whatever is necessary to implement agenda. Like them, just ignore the immigration laws. If they can do it, so can the Trump administration.
Don’t issue policy papers on asylum, merely attach the pertinent immigration laws written by Congress.
Don’t give the Federal activist Obama judges anything to sink their fangs into.
This “S” stops here!
POTUS giving middle finger to Judge Emmet Sullivan’s order ?
Hope so, hee hee!
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