DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and AAG Matthew Whitaker Issue New Asylum Rule Ahead of Advancing Mass Central American Migration…

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker issued a new asylum rule today as officials at the U.S. southern border and U.S. military prepare to confront an approaching horde of approximately 20,000 Central American migrant/invaders.

[U.S. Department of Justice] Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen today announced an Interim Final Rule declaring that those aliens who contravene a presidential suspension or limitation on entry into the United States through the southern border with Mexico issued under section 212(f) or 215(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) will be rendered ineligible for asylum.

The Acting Attorney General and the Secretary issued the following joint statement:

“Consistent with our immigration laws, the President has the broad authority to suspend or restrict the entry of aliens into the United States if he determines it to be in the national interest to do so. Today’s rule applies this important principle to aliens who violate such a suspension or restriction regarding the southern border imposed by the President by invoking an express authority provided by Congress to restrict eligibility for asylum.  Our asylum system is overwhelmed with too many meritless asylum claims from aliens who place a tremendous burden on our resources, preventing us from being able to expeditiously grant asylum to those who truly deserve it.  Today, we are using the authority granted to us by Congress to bar aliens who violate a Presidential suspension of entry or other restriction from asylum eligibility.”

Section 212(f) of the Immigration and INA states that “[w]henever 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 nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”

Further, Section 215(a) of the INA states that it is “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.”

In Section 208(d)(5)(B) of the INA, Congress specified that the Attorney General “may provide by regulation for any other conditions or limitations on the consideration of an application for asylum.”

Today’s new rule applies to prospective presidential proclamations, and is not retroactive.

Asylum is a discretionary form of relief granted by the Executive Branch on a discretionary basis to those fleeing persecution on the basis of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.  The rule does not render such aliens ineligible for withholding of removal under the INA or protection from removal under the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

The Interim Final Rule can be found here.


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442 Responses to DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and AAG Matthew Whitaker Issue New Asylum Rule Ahead of Advancing Mass Central American Migration…

  1. noswamp says:

    Very coincidental Whitaker appointed, then Mueller announces THE DAY AFTER he is writing his final report.on Trump. What are the odds that the Report is due on MONDAY! Also, what are the odds that Mueller has been informed to stop conducing investigations outside the scope of Russia collusion. The fruit of the poisonous tree is slowly shriveling up. Thank God!

    Liked by 21 people

    • motreehouse says:

      Mueller announces THE DAY AFTER he is writing his final report.on Trump?
      What is this bc Lindsey says or bc kellie anne says.

      Liked by 1 person

    • An American says:

      no swamp, “what are the odds that Mueller has been informed to stop conducting investigations……….”. He has been instructed to get it over and done with by the dims before they take over the house. They want a clear field to ramp up their attack on President Trump. The house will be coming at him from all directions. They have declared war! IMO

      Liked by 3 people

      • I agree. Mueller’s report will provide a Thanksgiving Turkey stuffed full of avenues requiring further investigation, for Dems to feast on. Schiff will want to subpoena PDJT tax returns, and PDJT will reply with a felony leak indictment on Schiff. Who will blink first? Will Spygate be the leverage in the Silence of the Dems?

        Liked by 3 people

        • john lott says:

          The Obama administration provided plenty of precedence to just ignore subpoenas the executive branch disagrees with. The house can rant and rave and the media of course will amplify their rage bit Eric Holder proved that the house by itself is toothless. Without the senate or Justice, all they can do is rant.

          Liked by 3 people

    • Marsha Frey says:

      I hope you’re right. Matthew Whitaker has the Democrats going crazy and include “fear” in that crazy. His size alone is threatening.

      Liked by 9 people

    • M says:

      What meaningless drivel. Everyone knows since day 1 the Dem’s were stripping this President of his Article 2 Powers of Office. Two bit Judges from Hawaii to DC have seized control from POTUS of the Executive Branch. Combined with Obama and his puppet Rosenstein, THEY run the Executive Branch…The coup succeeded.


  2. KnowSERENoFear says:

    A couple things to remember:

    1) Our government is of WE THE PEOPLE.
    2) We can be reactive or proactive.
    3) We can only change things within our circle of influence.

    We can not expect others to fix things for us…even our VSGPDJT, the new AAG, SCOTUS, etc. But there are things we must do to assist with termination of the illegal invasion of OUR country.

    1) Obtain conceal carry permit. Learn your local laws concerning your right to defend yourself. Buy a defense weapon. Practice with it. ALWAYS carry.
    2) Never allow an illegal on your property. Ask them for proof of US citizenship. No more allowing cheap labor on you property. Call the cops, ICE…whoever and report them.
    3) Never give money to anyone that employs illegals.
    4) Ask illegals for proof of US citizenship on the streets. Turn them in if they can’t provide it.
    5) If they become aggressive? Refer to 1)

    Liked by 10 people

    • Rhoda R says:

      #4 might just get you knifed.

      Liked by 5 people

    • motreehouse says:

      A couple things to remember:

      1) Our government is of WE THE PEOPLE.
      2) We can be reactive or proactive.
      3) We can only change things within our circle of influence.

      We can not expect others to fix things for us…even our VSGPDJT, the new AAG, SCOTUS, etc.
      1) Obtain conceal carry permit. Learn your local laws concerning your right to defend yourself. Buy a defense weapon. Practice with it. ALWAYS carry.
      2) Never allow an illegal on your property. Ask them for proof of US citizenship. No more allowing cheap labor on you property. Call the cops, ICE…whoever and report them.
      3) Never give money to anyone that employs illegals.

      I am with You until Here:
      4) Ask illegals for proof of US citizenship on the streets.

      Number 4 is asking for trouble.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Chip Doctor says:

      Know, I would change #2 to “invite illegals on your property and call on castle keeper laws”.


    • girlyman514 says:

      How about starting by having the President shut down the border completely until Congress gets its act together like he promised three weeks ago?

      This again, is nothing more than government talking points directing all illegal migrants to “legal” ports of entry to file for asylum. Processing will be the same with the end result 98% of them will be able to stay.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Farmkid says:

        Defining asylum request locations to locations at least 200 miles from any entry point would help. No asylum requests at point of entry. None null the empty set!

        Liked by 3 people

      • 7delta says:

        Asylum seekers are already required to apply at U.S. Embassies in their home country. If their government’s persecution presents an imminent danger, necessitating immediate flight, they’re required to stop in the first safe country and request sanctuary. Asylum applies only to people who are specifically targeted by their government because of race, ethnicity, religion or political views. Bad government, poverty, unemployment and violence, shared by all in their home country, aren’t valid asylum claims. Just because leftist/globalists/UN say some people have made-up, extra “human rights” doesn’t make it so.

        I read the Trump Admin rule changes as returning to upholding the actual law, meaning everyone in these caravans, or who illegally cross our border, individually or otherwise, are in violation of the law/rules, therefore, are disqualified from seeking asylum at the border or from within the U.S. The changes aren’t retroactive. People already in the system will be heard. If they don’t show up for their court date, they’re in violation of the law and disqualify themselves, likely because they know they never qualified. Going forward, laws and rules must be followed. Only a very rare few genuine asylum seekers should ever show up at our ports of entry.

        Caravan people will either have to accept Mexico’s asylum offer or go home, then apply at a U.S. embassy. From a legal Mexican asylum status, they can apply to immigrate to the U.S., just like anyone else, but not for asylum in the U.S. 

        Liked by 1 person

        • Super Elite says:

          From Mexico the illegals will sneak across the border just like anyone else.

          Liked by 1 person

          • 7delta says:

            No doubt, but they’ll be just like any other illegal. I don’t know that there’s any due process required, since illegal entry itself disqualifies them from seeking asylum. Usually, there’s little proof of how long any illegal has been here and length of time illegal activity has been in progress doesn’t alter its illegality. Looks to me like all illegal aliens, not currently in the system for asylum claims, are also disqualified. Deport them and IMO, ban them from reentering or applying for asylum in the U.S. for 10 years. 20 would work too. Second infraction, jail, deportation and lifetime ban. Consequences aren’t deterrents, if they don’t carry undesirable ramifications.

            Liked by 1 person

          • Warrior says:

            But, if they are caught they are now ineligible for asylum and can be summarily removed. Brilliant stroke by the Administration.


      • lanahi says:

        The opposite is true: Traditionally, over 80% of claims of asylum are denied. And Trump has said that caravan members will not be given asylum because they rejected asylum from Mexico already. So they can go to the ports of entry and 100% will still be rejected, maybe after a few months of living in tents.


    • Jan says:

      When you live in a sanctuary city/county, even the police cannot ask for #4. Neither can citizens. I have a policeman friend who says, imagine how dangerous it is to cops when they’re not allowed to ask a simple question for their own safety, especially in traffic stops. We lose cops and Americans EVERY DAY who are killed or murdered by illegals, so that illegals can “exist in peace” and a feeling of well being with the community. And it’s a very high price to pay for the well-being of illegals, over and beyond the money we spend to take care of them. And the Dimms, DS-MSM, RINOs, elites & billionaires, never-Trumpers & all the other AINOs (Americans in name only) just don’t give a rat’s-arse about us Americans. Pretty soon, YOU who don’t live in a sanctuary city/county/state, if you’re not already, will be forbidden to ask #4 as well.

      Liked by 4 people

      • TwoLaine says:

        The ILLEGAL Class has been elevated to a higher status than American citizens because we wouldn’t want them to feel uncomfortable, bless their little evil hearts.

        Back in the day, you had to have passports to travel from one state to the next. Perhaps it is time for each R Governor to set up checkpoints for ID checks the same as they do for alcohol checks. Unannounced. And if you do it on Friday night thru Sunday AM, you’ll probably get a lot of twofers.

        They could actually do this at existing highway toll plazas, and if they did it randomly, there is no discrimination, and there is no way to cheat the system.

        Liked by 4 people

        • It is certainly FAR past time that the States start utilizing THEIR rights under the 10th Amndment.

          Liked by 3 people

          • lanahi says:

            Yes, I agree. But, also, the Constitution gives the power to the federal government to protect the states and borders from invasion. (Article IV, Section 4A) If aliens entering into a State from a foreign country constitute an invasion, then the federal government is constitutionally mandated by this provision to intervene and protect the State.

            The Constitution also grants the federal government the power to call forth the militias of the several States (National Guard) to repel the invasion. [Article 1, Section 8, Clause 15A)

            The States may also protect their own borders. ALL of the constitutional prohibitions on State power are contained in Article I, Section 10 of the Constitution. It does not contain a single clause that places any restraint on State power concerning illegal aliens or protecting the borders of the States.

            Liked by 1 person

        • Phillie_fan62 says:

          TwoLaine, I’m 68 and can’t ever remember needing a passport to move from state to state!
          Did I miss something? Educate me further.

          Liked by 1 person

        • 4sure says:

          You cannot be the instigator of any confrontation that would lead to your having to resort to using “self defense”. Citizens have no right to stop someone on the street and ask them to prove they are a US citizen. This is dumb. You will be charged by police if you do this and end up shooting someone.

          Liked by 1 person

        • lanahi says:

          Do YOU carry around proof of citizenship with you every day? A driver’s license isn’t enough…illegals get those too.


          • TwoLaine says:

            I was born in the USA. I don’t need anything more than a DL. If you are not a citizen it should be clearly specified on the DL, and if not, that’s an easy fix.

            Personally, I don’t think anyone should get a DL unless you are here LEGALLY.


      • guitar107 says:

        Sanctuary cities are a poisoned pill that the Marxocrats are using to destroy this country from within. Can States or the Fed do something to put economic pressure on sanctuary cities, or better yet, incarcerate the local officials who created the SC and undo the laws that created those cities?

        Liked by 2 people

        • lanahi says:

          They are disobeying a federal law, so yes, they can be arrested. I would arrest all leaders of a sanctuary city until they complied with the law and keep arresting anyone who takes their place, and they can be freed when the sanctuary is abolished.


          • Warrior says:

            Sessions never played hardball with these sanctuary mayors. He kept send letters and making speech’s. The new AG needs to start arresting people and this nonsense will stop,


  3. Janeka says:

    Woohoo.. Winning..

    Liked by 1 person

  4. You know what ticks me off? That these damned Democratic Socialists are ripping our nation apart. We are a good people, a kind and giving people, but they are pushing us in a corner.

    They will push until we are cornered and have to fight back. There are no people so dangerous as good people who are forced to fight for their freedom — to protect home and loved ones and secure the rule of law.

    God help us, and help President Trump and all patriots to be wise.

    Liked by 16 people

    • gman-reloaded says:

      Sorry-no one will fight back. Oh, they’ll be individuals here and there that’ll fight back, but most will be hiding in their self-imposed prison. It will be a peaceful takeover. Most will just give up their guns and ask if they can pretty please keep their cable and microwave.

      It’s hard to tell at this point just how long it will take for this to happen-but I would say no longer than 20 years…more like 10-12 years.

      I am moving to Poland.

      Liked by 3 people

      • Right to reply says:

        It took just 20 years in the UK, and not a shot was fired. Its a Socialist cess-pit overflowing with me, me, me. There is no GREAT in Britain anymore, just an army of Muslims demolishing Christian churches. They gave it all away for “FREE” Healthcare

        Liked by 7 people

      • guitar107 says:

        Moving..thinking about it.
        Great Britainistan and Canadistan are unfortunately out of the question.
        PC is rampant in New Zealand and infecting Australia.

        That leaves
        Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic: these countries are anti communist and anti illegal muzzie invasion.

        Liked by 4 people

      • Well, I hope I don’t live that long and my heart breaks for my son and grandkids. I can’t move out of the country, nor can I imagine ever wanting to so……I will stay and fight, regardless.

        Liked by 3 people

      • Good luck in Poland. If the USA falls to communism, Poland will be a walk in the park to Russia. You better hope we fight back.


      • positron1352 says:

        g-man, you are correct. It has been a slow take over and will be completed in the next decade or so. To the university students, be careful what you wish for. For the Democrats, you will ultimately become dissatisfied with a socialist government and will start your nasty and evil antics to overthrow that system, too.


    • Farmkid says:

      Grandma said to say you are correct, pretty sad to be thinking we have to weapon up. I’ve been corresponding with a British citizen, gang rape rampant and no way to protect lower income girls from single parent (mom only) homes.
      Police stand down. The poor, old and young are victimized.

      Liked by 5 people

    • southernsue says:

      trump now has the power of the senate
      lots of conservative judges and possible two more supreme court justices

      and then when all is set up
      trump will make his big move against the traitors of this country,demons and republicans that participated in the selling out of America’s sovereignty

      remember that the demons in the rat party work for the one world order crowd and that they want a civil war

      i know that it is hard
      but we must stand together and wait just a bit longer until trump has all in place and starts his pain on all that is has been involved in this attempted overthrow of our gov

      i believe the demon rats that took over the house are sitting ducks and i think they know it,but they are very dangerous however,i think trump has a plan

      we must pray pray pray
      GOD will hear his people,he always has

      Liked by 6 people

    • lanahi says:

      A hot war would destroy our country too. And would be a perfect time for China to attack us. I think martial law will have to take place sooner or later.


  5. woohoowee says:

    Stop ALL human and drug trafficking and smuggling if it takes closing the border down, deport all illegals, institutionalize the criminally insane and bring back the death penalty; sanity will then return. It’s amazing how fast a community reverts to normalcy from chaos when the damn drugs and thugs are removed.

    Liked by 13 people

  6. taxpayer here says:

    Anyone thinking the millionaires or billionaires will literally ship these illegals up to Canada to come in through there?

    Demonrats cannot play by the rules and pelosi claims Rule of Law!! The hypocrisy is blatantly ludicrous!!!

    Liked by 5 people

  7. mj_inOC says:

    AAG Whitaker has proven his worth in one day!

    Liked by 4 people

  8. 21leelee says:

    The right needs to soldier on and stage some mass gathering, telethons, films and tv shows, and take on a polluted feminism, to get back on top. Lefty militants aren’t all that interesting.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. AH_C, Boofer says:

    I noticed that SD mentioned approximately 20k heading towards us up there at the top.

    Remember just a few short weeks ago, the MSM was showing the attached picture and telling us it was about 3 or 4 thousand crossing over into Mexico. Just one thing, that was the MSM telling us that. Why should we believe them to tell the truth, especially when the picture is telling us otherwise. Use logic…
    I’m just spitballing using MS Paint, but it’s enough to confirm we’re continually being lied to.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. New Nonna to Be, Again!!! 🤗 says:

    Who the hell is left in those countries???!!

    Omygosh. Really! Thank you, President Trump. Where do they think they’re going once they get here?

    God help us. 🙏🏼

    Liked by 1 person

  11. andyocoregon says:

    President Trump has been warning these invaders from the start they will not gain entrance to the U.S., so they should turn back now. Yet, they continue to press forward.
    We know they’ve heard his messages because more than half of them have cell phones. Yes, the “extremely poor, downtrodden masses” have cell phones.
    Watch the hysterics eventually as they reach our border. And expect to see many protest marches here in U.S. cities in support of the invaders. If there’s one thing loony liberals get all wound up about, it’s the protection of their illegal alien voting base.


  12. Joe Diddy says:

    They still win. So long as our focus is constantly on keeping people out, there are enough who can sneak in and STAY in. If we don’t kick those already in our nation illegally by the hundreds of thousamds per year, the demographic time bomb will be felt next election. Then it is adios America for good.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. cali says:

    For years they have been lying to us repeating ad nauseum 12 million illegals residing here for at least 10 years yet during the Hussein immigration the value picked up as interval after interval nonstop arrived at the border.
    Thanks to the house, Ryan and his omnibus bill at each subsequent year operating without a budget he and his gang set aside billions of dollars not only to reimburse all the entities involved helping them to emigrate and target arrival USA but also to continue to fly/place them in communities across the country.
    There housing was awaiting them, cash and EBT cards, free healthcare and education. CA subsequently issued DL while assuring to hide the illegal status in their date base. Every illegal visiting the DMV was automatically signed up and registered to vote.
    Unless each one of them stated not to be a US citizens the voter registration remained valid. See how that works?
    You do the mass.
    The biggest problem I see is the sheer number estimated around 50 million illegals in this country. Slowly this number is dangerously close to have a country within a country. The Bible states that a country within a country can not stand and will fall!

    “A house built on sand will be washed away….” = the democratic party who supports this endeavor while so many of our own citizens are homeless with thousands of children. You wonder how it is that housing appears always available when these arrivals are either by air or buses being placed. Why is their no housing for our own citizens – vets and families with children?

    I am glad president Trump is returning normalcy in many ways even small ones. When you listen to these peoples reasons for living their countries this is what the claim: childcare too expensive, schools expensive, gang charging rents to live in their home, no jobs, families already living here asking them to come here illegally too, one of them wanting to be pardon for murder by the president after being deported numerous times. Single woman coming with a 15 year old daughter to enable her to go to a better school while leaving behind 6 more children she has???, a few already deported more than once before want to be back to take advantage of free medicare…..one and on it goes. Missing are the reason that justify asylum – not one.
    Thousands currently stuck in a large soccer stadium demand to be given buses to the US border(s) because its too cold and they are tired. One of the organizers – Fuentes the criminally corrupt ex-politicians from Honduras together with a group sought out the UN in Mexico to receive assistance like buses and aid.

    The only ones who support this are those on the left. The majority of Americans disapprove despite what the media says.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. john lott says:

    The Obama administration proved that the house by itself is toothless. Without the DOJ or Senate all they can do is rant and issue subpoenas, which can be ignored at will with little or no consequences. Eric Holder is still doing speaking engagements and not in jail.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. KAY123 says:

    South…… you are reporting fake news.
    TRUMP TOLD THEM TO TURN AROUND on the southern
    Mehico border.

    They are being shuttled, fed, clothed, by human traffickers.
    They stampeded and tore down the fence and poured through
    by the hundreds…..into Mexico…who offered
    them asylem…. but…. they REFUSED it.

    They are benefit shopping. There is nothing legal about this.
    That is not our problem.
    Everyone in the world wants to live here….go home and fight their
    own country to FIX it !!! Lazy good for nothing “Gimme Dat ” squatters.!!

    No they have been programed to tell a sob story by the invasion organizer.

    Destroy our country so it is like all the other s***hole countries
    of the world.
    Global organizing traffickers want to dilute our land with
    anti-USA parasite invaders…. and you and all the Globalists,
    Communists, Churches want to line their pockets with our labor.
    leave us with debt and drain the billions of dollars of drug money
    and remittances to other countries from this country.
    That is bull crap.!!!

    We don’t want their filthy. diseased, uneducated, arrogant, demanding,
    ..self entitlement, non English, non “mellting”, balkanizing, medical …
    ignorant… cultural… problems……
    GO FIND YOUR OWN ISLAND….ours is full.

    There is no longer clean water, good nutritious food anywhere in
    this US because we are over loaded with takers and too few
    We are financially broken…..thank you very much… freeloaders.
    Go home!!


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