President Trump Modifies Asylum Rules…

In an effort to deal with the problem of growing fraudulent asylum claims at the southern U.S. border, the Trump administration is modifying the asylum rules to include a requirement that asylum should be sought at the first safe country of travel.

During a video interview U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli explains the new rule requiring asylum-seekers to apply in the first country they enter instead of the U.S.

(Fox News) – The Trump administration on Monday announced a sweeping new policy tightening restrictions for asylum seekers, in a move that could drastically reduce the number of Central American migrants eligible to enter the United States in this way.

The new rule, published in the Federal Register, would require most migrants entering through America’s southern border to first seek asylum in one of the countries they traversed – whether in Mexico, in Central America, or elsewhere on their journey. In most cases, only if that application is denied would they then be able to seek asylum in the United States.

“Ultimately, today’s action will reduce the overwhelming burdens on our domestic system caused by asylum-seekers failing to seek urgent protection in the first available country, economic migrants lacking a legitimate fear of persecution, and the transnational criminal organizations, traffickers, and smugglers exploiting our system for profits,” Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan said in a statement, describing the “targeted changes” as critical.

[…] The latest change is meant to crack down on asylum seekers coming to the U.S. more for economic reasons than to escape persecution in their home countries. The new policy does include a couple other exceptions, mainly for certain victims of human trafficking.

Attorney General Bill Barr said in a statement that the change would curb “forum shopping by economic migrants and those who seek to exploit our asylum system to obtain entry to the United States—while ensuring that no one is removed from the United States who is more likely than not to be tortured or persecuted on account of a protected ground.” (read more)

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191 Responses to President Trump Modifies Asylum Rules…

  1. fanbeav says:

    Obama appointed judge to block this rule in 3,2,1.

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    • FL_GUY says:

      I believe all President Trump has to do is rewrite the order and add a little to it and a different title making it a DIFFERENT order. The criminal judge would have no standing over the new order so a new suit would have to be filed costing whoever is behind this lawfare obstruction more money. There a many words and sentences that can continue to be added. Overwhelm them with their own tactics; make them have to file a 100 suits or more. JMHO

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      • tonyE says:

        The problem is that these judges issue injunctions as soon as the suit is filed.

        That’s how they play the game.

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      • bertdilbert says:

        So exactly what happens to the people who show up? Do they all have to claim in Mexico then? Or does the US direct them to the country they have to apply in? Mexico might have to create a new country, build a cage and throw them all in. The country only has to be like 10 ft wide east to west.

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        • stripmallgrackle says:

          I think this requires the migrants to have a denied application in hand if they show up claiming asylum. No papers, no entry.

          My first thought about what happens is that Mexico finds the resources to quickly process and deny asylum seekers, then advises them on making application to the US.

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          • JC says:

            True, smg, but I’ll lay odds that this is simply phase one of the plan. (Many plans in many hoppers.)

            Our President knows his enemy, has known it for decades, and has been rehearsing for nearly as long. He never drinks, has always had accurate and nearly infinite information sources, and he requires little sleep.

            Frees up a lot of space and synapses in a brilliant mind.

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            • stripmallgrackle says:

              Mexico did respond positively to the threat of tariffs when asked to increase their own border security. That may play out here as well. We’ll see. Despite all their blather about human rights vs US immigration, there’s little doubt that their first reaction is, “Well, we don’t want them here. What can be done about this?”

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          • justlizzyp says:

            But if they do so, they can/ will be determined to be in violation of the agreement and therefore subject to 25% tariffs.

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          • Bad Bill Barr says:

            Counter move = tariffs

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        • redthunder238 says:

          I believe that they have to at least apply in Mexico.

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        • ristvan says:

          I read the proposed rule in its entirey. There will be a yes/no question asked by CBP at the same time as they are taking the bogus credible fear question. Did you applynfor asylum in a transited country (Mexico). If yes, go back and await that adjudication, then come here if denied. If no, automatic absolute bar on applying for US asylum and alien gets sent back immediately.

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      • James P. Cadieux says:

        “Lawfare must be destroyed”

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        • justlizzyp says:

          Like so many other evils, Lawfare cannot be put back into the bottle. I think the best we can hope for is that the threat of retaliatory strikes becomes enough that people stop using it. Maybe a few more awards of attorney fees will convince them that they need to stop wasting the courts’ time.

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      • Austin Holdout says:

        One thing Lawfare never seems to be short on is money. Too bad money can’t buy them virtue.

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    • M. B. Lamar says:

      New wrinkle this time – a Guatemalan court appears to have killed it. Must… resist… the black pill … not easy!

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    • Rhoda R says:

      Why would they bother? Any nation can refuse to grant asylum allowing the invaders to come north to the US. A step in the right direction but probably a very small step.

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  2. Long time coming. Heard PDJT talk about modifying this asylum rule over a year ago particularly with Mexico.

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  3. vikingmom says:

    What happened to all the ICE raids that were supposed to take place this past weekend?

    Liked by 3 people

    • FL_GUY says:

      I don’t think they advertise the raids much. They are ongoing, IMHO

      Liked by 8 people

      • stripmallgrackle says:

        If an illegal is accidentally killed or seriously injured we will see plenty of coverage. The media must have decided that the arrests of people who ducked mandatory hearings, or otherwise violated immigration law, might not garner much sympathy from viewers, especially if the ICE agents are conducting arrests in a calm, civil manner. Nothing here to see that reinforces the image of the goose stomping white supremacist in an ICE uniform. Move along.

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    • I Hear You Now says:

      PDJT did speak of this in his wonderful and inspiring Made in USA speech today and said the raids took place and that all the people deported had papers from Courts ordering their removal

      PDJT was asked a question about it, so it’s toward the end of the video:

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/07/15/president-trump-hosts-third-annual-made-in-america-event-1145am-livestream/

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      • I Hear You Now says:

        PDJT did speak of this in his wonderful and inspiring Made in USA speech today and said the raids took place and that all the people deported had papers from Courts ordering their removal.

        should say:

        PDJT did speak of this in his wonderful and inspiring Made in USA speech today and said the raids *HAVE BEEN TAKING PLACE* and that all the people BEING deported HAVE papers from Courts ordering their removal

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      • Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

        Did you hear him answer the ONLY question from the Press re his “racist tweet?”

        Not only did he refuse to apologize, he DOUBLED DOWN, to much applause.

        I love this guy! Bestest prezzie evah!

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      • vikingmom says:

        Thank you! I just listened to his answer and I hope the deportations continue!

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    • The Boss says:

      They started “a number of days earlier” (Pres. Trump) and continued yesterday to little fanfare or protest. Maybe the shooting (to death) of an Antifa scumbag attcker at an ICE facility in Washington State may have tempered protestor enthusiasm. Not to mention incredibly hot weather.

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    • Sofa King says:

      They were postponed one extra day, to nab them at work, as opposed to catching them at home on the weekend.

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    • PBR says:

      Don’t call it a raid. It’s not a raid. It is ICE doing its job by collecting and deporting illegal people breaking the law.

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    • ParteaGirl says:

      Listen to Trump’s remarks from this morning. The raids began prior to Sunday (most likely on July 8 when Nancy’s two week delay expired) but Trump said that Sunday was a very good day. He also said he probably shouldn’t let the numbers of the deported be public, so he didn’t say what they were.

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      • HB says:

        Recall candidate Trump criticizing Obummer and his military for giving notice on what Iraqi city was to be hit next?

        He started the roundup prior to Sunday.

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        • Mist'ears Mom says:

          POTUS said only the “criminals” are being sought, THEY ARE ALL CRIMINALS! All of them here illegally need to go. He also said about 2,000-wth, 2,000 is nothing compared to how many are here. SMH.
          They next need to address the visa overstays, and the illegal parents of the anchor babies-get rid of them and their anchor babies too including the “dreamers”. Only those that remain must be based on merit.
          This is out of control, hopefully a message will be sent with these changes- which really isn’t a change from actual asylum law.
          However, his order of “Should” seek asylum in the first safe country isn’t very inspiring. Order “should” have said “MUST”, not “should” – legally a very weak word.
          POTUS needs to take a page out of Eisenhower’s illegal immigration playbook then they will start self deporting. Targeting just criminals leaves most of them seeking sanctuary cities and subjecting the rest of us to the bs we just saw at the ICE facility in Colorado. Pathetic.

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    • SwampRatTerrier says:

      Don’t worry Mom.

      I know they were carried out because the national as well as their slave affiliates were wailing and nashing teeth over it while providing coverage of it.

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    • neal s says:

      About all those ICE enforcement actions … there may be some leftist demonrats that will do what they can to try to thwart ICE. I am hoping that these scumbags can be charged with an appropriate crime. Seems to me that by trying to help criminal illegals to avoid ICE enforcement that these demonrats are obstructing justice.

      The demonrats might also be accessories after the fact, for trying to help the criminals evade the lawful consequences of their illegal acts.

      It sure would be nice to have at least some obstructionists be charged appropriately for their efforts.

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    • GB Bari says:

      If you listen to the Q&A in Sundance’s “Made in USA” article today you heard the President say they went well, and had actually been earlier than the weekend, but many were not publicized or covered by the media. His reply is also near the end of the transcript posted under the video in that article..

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  4. Brian L says:

    $300 to rent a child to use as a human shield while crossing the border.

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    • EJS says:

      What happens to the child afterwards? Why did Jeffery Epstein have a large ranch in New Mexico?? Human trafficking, drugs, money, blackmail. ALL of the issues facing this nation are interconnected and the same sick people are involved. Its all right in front of us for those who wish to see. Eyes wide shut!!!

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    • Marc says:

      And then the church orgs that take the child in make $56K annually off the child. Pretty nice racket and this is why so few religious organizations are openly supporting getting a wall built and stopping these illegal aliens from entering the US. The love of money is too strong for them to resist.

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      • Dutchman says:

        I hesitate to offend,…but.
        Given the history of CHURCHES, and child sex abuse, am I the only one that thinks Church organisations ‘stepping up’to offer to ‘take care of’these unaccompanied minors is,…unsettling?

        “Tee hee, and the Government is actually PAYING us for this?”
        “Yeah, I know! Shhhh,…”

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        • Elle says:

          IMHO the biggest failure of “the churches” was not uniting to loudly demand action to help bring over the middle eastern Christians, the true asylum seekers being sold for packs of cigarettes at open slave markets. I believe that the grants were only given to those Churches and NGO’s willing to bring in the Muslim refugees and suspect that those who attempted to organize for the Christians received the opposite of help for their efforts.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Sadly, elle
            Its quite a contest, to detirmine the ‘BIGGEST’ failure, but YES, thats ANOTHER biggie.
            Shameful, and I do recall christians and other religious minorities being raped and killed by ISIS weren’t granted refugee status (under Obama) whereas Muslims were.

            This was not simply government and church incompetence, it was INTENTIONAL.

            They are attempting a “Transformational” change to the World, and if they succeed, we are toast.

            I just wish more could SEE that.

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        • Marc says:

          Well, that’s primarily the Roman Catholic Church but yes, it is disconcerting.

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          • dallasdan says:

            Yep.

            My Catholic friend in San Antonio said her pastor asked for donations during his announcements after Mass to help migrant families transiting San Antonio to new locations. She is convinced it was related to supporting illegals. Moreover, there is immigration information printed in Spanish in her parish bulletin every week.

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            • Marc says:

              It’s a cash grab for the Church on both ends. Federal $$$ to house the illegal “asylum seekers” and potential mass attendees that will support their local parish with regular offerings. The fact it, the Evangelical Church has grown somewhat over the years while the Catholic Church has seen a steady decline in attendance. The leadership sees the Hispanic illegals as a sure replacement to white American Catholics that may only show up on Christmas, Easter, weddings, and funerals.

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              • dallasdan says:

                My experience/observation of Mass attendance over recent years supports your theory.

                Moreover, numerous fellow parishoners of mine, including me, have greatly reduced their level of giving, or stopped altogether. Capital campaigns have flopped, sending a clear message from significant donors to the church leadership.

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      • Elle says:

        and yet they let the middle eastern Christians get slaughtered. There will be Hell to pay. STILL no organized assistance for middle eastern Christians. It makes me furious, just like it makes me furious that the feminists have been ignoring the never-ending sale of girls across the border for the sex trade, the rapes of women crossing and the refusal to grant legal status to the poor women who come here to work for a better life – forcing them to live here without protections of the law. GrRRR

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        • Elle says:

          and to be clear, when I say, “the refusal to grant legal status to the poor women who come here to work for a better life”, I’m talking about a legal a pathway to ENTER into the US legally so they can work and live under the protections of our law.

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          • Alligator Gar says:

            No. Not a legal pathway for these foreigners to enter my country just so they can use my country’s protections so they can work. How about they stay in their own country and work? Our American fore-mothers worked and built this country under hellacious circumstances here in the USA before they had any protection at all. They worked like dogs and fought for the dignity they now enjoy. Let the foreigners do that in their own countries

            I had a grandmother who took in washing while rearing three children on inadequate food and shelter during the depression while her husband traveled for work during the depression in the Deep South.

            My own mother was chased around the boss’ desk while working at a civil service secretary job at Tinker AFB during the Korean conflict while my dad was deployed.

            Yeah. Tell me to feel sorry for these migrant women. Nope. Won’t do it. They don’t like their circumstances in their countries? Let them do as American women did and fight to change their own laws. We don’t owe them anything.

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  5. Thank you Mr.President from all of us who wait 6-10 or even more yrs. to get citizenship, waiting in long lines, pass exam and not waiting for -hand out..

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    • So true sejmon333535.

      My daughter in law had to stand in line in Paris to enter the US embassy and pay through the nose each time she met with embassy people.

      She had to have endless paper work filled out perfectly before she was allowed into the US.

      Then she had to live here for 6 years before she could apply for citizenship and then to take the citizenship test she had to pay $650.

      That was ten years ago.

      I don’t know what it would cost now.

      Endless paperwork, standing in line in the hot summer sun in Paris, paying endless fees and then waiting and waiting and waiting.

      She was in tears when she passed the citizenship test and could wave the little American flag she was given.

      I can not express how angry it makes me to see these illegals swarm our border and then lie their way into our beautiful country.

      I can not wait until every single illegal is thrown out of America.

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      • Dutchman says:

        One detail I have heard from naturalised citisens; once you gain entry, and are ‘standing in line’, DO NOT change your residence.
        You can send 100’s of ‘change of address’cards, or letters to INS, it doesn’t matter.

        They will send any notice of ‘hearings’or appointments to the FIRST address you give them, and if you ‘fail to appear’, cause you didn’t get the notice, your screwed!

        I move 6 times in one year, and publishers clearinhouse followed me.
        But buerocrats can’t handle a simple change of address.

        Maybe this is a way of teaching new citisens the reality of living in the U.S., but its a terrible way to do it.

        And THESE are the people the libs want us to give infinetly more power to, to run/ruin our lives; faceless buerocrats!

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        • Could be Dutchman.

          My son and daughter in law have lived in the same house for the hast 15 years so that was not a problem.

          But it does amaze me that our government pretends that they don’t know how many and illegals are here and where they are.

          They know.

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          • Dutchman says:

            That was the point regarding the resolution of the census question.

            Its not enough to HAVE the information, you have to USE the information.
            Heres hoping they are able to scoop up and filter thru the info they have, in order to credibly challenge election results in 2020.

            And, that illegals are now worried that instead of a cencus question, easily avoided by not answering the door, that SS records, Welfare records, IRS records etc. will be combed thru, to identify illegals.

            And, that after the,2020 election, PDJT will have more,…flexibility to enforce the law.

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            • swissik says:

              Maybe so, but I wouldn’t hold my breath on that one. BTW when we received our immigration visas, we had to report to the govt. every January via a postcard which was available at the USPO. After 5 yrs. we applied for citizenship and were sworn in within 6 months after passing the exam. This was before the “great” immigration reform of 1964 or thereabouts. Since then everything went to h…l, imo.

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        • law4lifeblog says:

          Dutchman, those address issues, when they arise, can be defended by proving you timely filed the forms, not just with post office but with USCIS. For those who use attorneys, the notices always go to the attorney as well. Our law firm would never move because we wanted to be same place to get those notices, and sending copy to the client of any notice was always a top priority. Also, smart applicants regularly monitor their case status online, which indicates when a notice has been sent.

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          • Dutchman says:

            I do wonder if the millions of immigrants who passed through ellis island had lawyers to help navigate them through the process?
            Oh, thats right. They had SPONSORS, who pledged if the immigrant needed help to financially support themselves, that the SPONSOR would step up, so no burden on society, or government.
            Yeah, a different time…..

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  6. Mncpo(ret) says:

    This will completely stop all African and Arabian asylum seekers. Those men on a dirty boat in the middle of the ocean today just got really bad news. Whatever port they land in, they’ll have to seek asylum in.

    No more hopping on a bus or train at the port and heading to the good ole U.S. of A. Thousands of plans just got F’d up. I love it.

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  7. Tiffthis says:

    Am I mistaken, but the asylum rule was always the first safe country u reach? I’m happy it’s being enforced regardless 💯

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  8. booger71 says:

    Just declare the the U.S. is unsafe like other countries have done. AOC says we are all rayciss anyway so how can it be safe here?

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    • labrat says:

      That’s kind of what my idea is. Compile the dems portraying our horrific treatment of migrants, dub it in Spanish, and blast it all over south of the border. Who wants to go to a concentration camp and drink from a toilet?

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    • Amy2 says:

      Yes! Since we hate them all, they aren’t safe here. Especially from us stupid, gun-toting rednecks…… /sarc

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    • mr.piddles says:

      I got it. Declare a “War On Illegal Immigration”. We love big, splashy titles like that. Then when somebody applies for fake asylum you can say “Oh no! Don’t come HERE!! There’s a WAR going on!!!”. Side benefit: ‘Splody Heads.

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      • Mist'ears Mom says:

        That’s our plan in Idaho to all the commiefornians that want to pollute our beautiful state. Warning: this state is full of the KKK, Aryan Nation and white supremacists! Unfortunately its not working too well. Our demographics are changing, suffering from obummers “fundamental hope & change”, its a cancer.

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  9. 6x47 says:

    Translation: the Silver bullet of claiming asylum has just been taken out of the illegal aliens arsenal.

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  10. 6x47 says:

    I wonder if it is possible to modify the asylum rules so that only people hailing from certain recognized “humanitarian crisis” countries can even assert an asylum claim.

    For example, if El Salvador is not a certified “humanitarian crisis” then nobody from El Salvador can assert an asylum claim because there is no recognized basis. El Salvador is a “safe“ country.

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    • Honest Abbey says:

      Our Asylum laws were never intended to rescue people from a “Humanitarian Crisis”……. that’s what Refugee Programs are for. Asylum laws were designed to provide a safe haven for those who feared being persecuted for either their religious or political beliefs.

      The Communists serving in our Government have purposefully and intentionally misconstrued the definition of our Asylum Laws in order to provide easy passage to anyone who wants to gain entry into our country simply by crossing the southern border.

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      • law4lifeblog says:

        Abbey, the requirements for asylum are identical to those for refugee status…asylum is applied for on US soil, refugee status is applied for elsewhere through UNHCR. Solely humanitarian crises are most appropriately addressed via TPS for those already on US soil. Mass refugee status can get granted for war torn countries where a certain class of people face persecution on a protected ground, but it’s not, for example, for flood victims, other natural disasters of widespread poverty.

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        • Mist'ears Mom says:

          Or for those “fleeing desperation” as the morons on the left seem to think is an OK reason to claim asylum here or be let in – no questions asked. Sorry, idiots that is not a credible asylum claim. Flee to the next safe country and btw Mexico is a “safe” country. Bcz that will be the next thing for them to get around any rules-Mexico is not “safe”.
          We can only walk 2,000 miles through it but not stay there…

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    • Debra says:

      Individual persecutions are asylum ‘reasons’ also, so all a Salvadoran has to say is, ‘my lesbianism makes me afraid’, and, viola!, she has a specialty noted . . .

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      • law4lifeblog says:

        Debra, the lesbian would have to prove, via documentary and expert evidence, that there is a pattern and practice of persecution against a group of which she can prove she’s a member. It’s a fairly complex process.

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        • swissik says:

          Yes that is the way it should work but in reality it doesn’t. We can have all the laws in the world but if they are not enforced they are useless.

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          • Alligator Gar says:

            Sooooo….to what country can I run away, whip out my “S O R O S refugee/asylee” card, cry and blubber and mumble to the border security as I read the following in my local dialect while provided a translator, a space blanket, beanie weenies (an ethnically appropriate meal), a toilet to drink from in an airconditioned concentration camp in which to freely pass my time while “loafering about” not working for a living:

            “Iz feeerd fer muh life! Iz uh redneck white devil old fart male frum Flurduh an’ nobuddy luvs muh cuz AOC and Omar and Tlaib sez I’m uh ‘raciss white male rednick’ n’sheet. Hep mee pleez cuz everybuddy wantz tuh kill meh an’ I’m afeerd fur mah life.”

            (I really don’t need the “sarc” tag, do I???)

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  11. Cocoon says:

    So if you want to legally go from a to c, you must first provide proof you were legally in b.
    Simple and effective!
    Who has standing in this to contest?

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    • amwick says:

      I get the new rules.. I am totally baffled.. so excuse me.. if I swing eeyore wise.. The people flooding in are basically sneaking in. They are not requesting asylum until they get caught. We still have catch and release. oy vey.

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      • law4lifeblog says:

        Amwick, the recent arrivals are not hiding, they’re mostly seeking out border patrol wherever they can find them and asking for asylum. This rule would forbid them from applying if they came through Mexico, so no catch and release, it would be return to Mexico.

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    • law4lifeblog says:

      Cocoon, it doesn’t matter where the person was legally in country B or not. If they’re claiming fear if persecution in A, they have to apply for asylum in B, they can’t pick C because they get more free stuff here. If they know they have to wait out their asylum process in Mexico, most will return or not come at all. The big prize isn’t asylum, it’s being able to be released into the US to suck up maximum public benefits and earn cash to send home, Waiting in Mexico is no prize, unless the person REALLY fears for their life in their home country. Such people exist, I have successfully obtained asylum for Central Americans, but the percentage of genuine claims is infinitesimal.

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  12. John says:

    trump law order.JPG

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  13. OhNoYouDont says:

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-collecting-information-citizenship-status-connection-decennial-census/

    “Academic researchers have also been unable to develop useful and reliable numbers of our illegal alien population using currently available data.

    A 2018 study by researchers at Yale University estimated that the illegal alien population totaled between 16.2 million and 29.5 million.

    Its modeling put the likely number at about double the conventional estimate.”

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    • Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

      Is Abilio Acosta making a play for the Univision fire sale?

      If he and Beto pooled their pesos, it could be theirs!

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  14. Gunner says:

    Imagine that…POTUS once again doing his damn job. Meanwhile, where are the 535 members of Congress? Oh, yeah, I forgot…the majority of them are drafting resolutions to condemn him. For what? For doing his damn job.

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  15. Brenda says:

    If it were that easy why didn’t he do this 2 years ago?

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    • trumpthepress says:

      More rope to hang the leftists is my assumption plus might have had to make sure everything was done legally.

      In the communist debate they are all on the record with hand raised for open borders.

      Pretty good case to never vote for any of them if you have half a brain – lots of independents will never vote Dem ever again.

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    • LafnH20 says:

      President Trump, imho, gives everyone the opportunity to do the right thing.

      Not that he should have had to ASK Con-gress…To Do Their DAMNED JOB….
      It is after all… THEIR DAMNED JOB!!

      He gave Con-gress the opportunity.
      Con-gress ignored it.
      Con-gress took vacations.
      Some partied in Puerto Rico.
      Some flew to Europe.
      And, God, only knows, what others may have done.
      What they didn’t do…
      IS THEIR DAMNED JOB!!

      And because, The President, wanted to give Con-gress time to DO THEIR DAMNED JOB….

      He gave them yet another opportunity…
      And another… And another… And…

      Here we are.

      YW

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    • ristvan says:

      Brenda, its not easy. He wanted to give the Dems lots of chances to fix the laws. Most recently Pelosi’s two weeks. And this proposed rule will be tied up in the courts no matter how carefully Barr’s team drafted it with legal precedent support.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Asked and answered.
      Did someone forget the guidelines, which say READ the post, or view the video, BEFORE commenting? A gentle reminder, as I have done it myself, I confess.
      Cooch says they started working on it, before he was appointed ‘acting’; had to dot all I’s, and co-ordinate with 2 different departments.
      I wonder how many Bush and Obama embeds were doing all they could to slow walk it?

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  16. Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

    Who can spot the molecular scientist crawling out of that van? How about the vascular surgeon?

    Nope, they’re not sending us their best that’s for sure.
    OTOH wish I’d bought stock in Hefty.

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  17. thesavvyinvester says:

    Is this a variation of this “Ristvan” gen ftom a while back. I hope our dear legal eagle chimes in, luv that guy! Brilliant he is!:
    “Lurking Lawyer here.
    I think I know what Trump’s big border announcement will be. And it will solve the Triangle countries family unit asylum request problem quickly and permanently.
    Both the problem and the solution are contained in the basic asylum law, 8USC§1158.
    The problem is §1158(1). It goes way beyond US refugee treaty obligations (more below) by providing than anyone reaching US soil can apply for asylum by citing ‘credible fear’ concerning their home country. Then a judge has to sort out years later whether the ‘fear’ was credible.
    ESGPDJT’s solution is §1158(2).
    Some necessary international law background. Both Mexico and the US are among the many signatories to the 1951 Refugee Accord, which has treaty status in the US. The Accord has a fundamental concept. Each signatory MUST act as a ‘country of first asylum’ provided it offers ‘sufficient protection’ from the conditions causing refugee status. As a concrete example, the MS13 gang has triangle country origins. So Mexico offers ‘sufficient protection’ cause not an MS13 base.
    §1158(2) provides a ‘safe third country’ exception to otherwise absolute (1) asylum request adjudication. It provides that the Attorney General may make an exception and determine that alien asylum seekers shall be removed to a ‘safe third county’ ‘per bilateral or multilateral agreement’ when the alien ‘has access to a full and fair asylum process’ there. Mexico by virtue of being a Refugee Accord signatory meets both conditions. In fact it was offering asylum per its treaty obligations, but the triangle countries ‘refugee’ family units were not accepting it—their real goal was reaching the economic benefits of the US.
    So PDJT will announce that Barr has made the determination that Mexico is a safe third country and everybody here now or coming from triangle countries will be shipped there pronto. No more relocation into the interior awaiting US court adjudication. No more temporary work permits. OUT!
    This does two things immediately. Removes the Triangle country economic migration incentive, and provides Mexico with an incentive to fix their own southern border problem.
    And it does a third thing, send litigious open border Dems into paroxysms of hate and angst.
    Because §1158(3) ‘titled Limitation on judicial review’ specifically says: “NO COURT SHALL HAVE JURISDICTION to review any determination of the Attorney General under (2).”
    Checkmate.”

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    • ristvan says:

      See my two longish posts on today’s Presidential thread, plus my summary below. Been a busy day.

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    • law4lifeblog says:

      Ristvan, your reference to the credibility issue is important. In 17 yrs as an asylum attorney I represented a number of genuine asylum seekers who had left their country after being persecuted and/or developing a well-founded fear, yet they failed to apply for asylum in those countries, thus undermining their claim. DHS counsel would accuse them of “asylum shopping”, which would damage their credibility unless we could refute it. Explaining/proving in detail exactly why my client’s failure to apply before reaching the US was rational and NOT indicative of an absence of fear was always very important in those cases. So, the asylum shopping issue has always been part of the equation, I’m just happy PT is finally putting this policy officially into place. Virtually none of the recent entrants want to live in Mexico.

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      • ristvan says:

        Tango Yankee. I never practiced immigration law. Just a Corporate lawyer (sort of, long story).
        Nice to get affirmation from an expert immigration law practitioner.

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  18. OhNoYouDont says:

    January 24, 2019 – Migrant Protection Protocols, which required that certain asylum-seekers remain in Mexico while their cases are being adjudicated announced by DHS..

    April 8, 2019 – U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco blocks “Remain in Mexico” Asylum Policy.

    May 7, 2019 – Trump Administration can keep sending Asylum seekers to Mexico. A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s injunction on the administration’s policy officially known as the Migration Protection Protocols.

    June 7, 2019 – United States and Mexico announced they had reached an agreement to take measures to address the “dramatic increase in migrants moving from Central America through Mexico to the United States” in recent months. (Press Release, US Department of State, U.S.-Mexico Joint Declaration (June 7, 2019), US Department of State website.)

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  19. Joe says:

    It’s election season and President Trump is whipping up the illegals issue that helped propel him to the Presidency.

    I sure would appreciate more concrete results as opposed to this fierce rhetoric- which I am fine with.

    It’s because I know how precarious the EC is and that the shltlibs are seeding vulnerable districts, in fact I watched California turn into a socialist, one party state while the rest of America yawned or mocked.

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  20. DJT2020 says:

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    • ristvan says:

      Thanks for posting this. Confirms one of my speculations on why the complicated rather than simple way, posted just below.

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    • Elle says:

      so the good news is that it will stop the flow of asylum seekers from all countries other than Mexicans who cross and “seek asylum”. That sounds like a brilliant solution to me!

      Until such a time as a legal system is established, we still need to allow in the labor in (LEGALLY.please) to keep our economy roaring. So only the Mexicans can cross the border and apply for asylum. Then we tag them, fingerprint, vaccinate and check them for infectious diseases. It’s like an un-official check point until we fix things permanently Brilliant! Seriously. haha. Dem heads must be exploding.

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      • Debra says:

        And charge them entrance and exit fees.

        And if they do not exit within their ‘stay’ guidelines, then a re-entry hiatus of (blank) years will be imposed until they can pay to enter again.

        And if they do not exit within their ‘stay’ guidelines AGAIN, the a re-entry hiatus of (blank) years will be imposed AGAIN until they can pay to enter once more.

        And if they do not exit within THIS ‘stay’, they are forever barred entry. Three strikes and you’re out!

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        • David A says:

          why three strikes. This is not a game.

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          • Debra says:

            No. It is a life lesson. That someone would accidentally overstay one time can be a forgivable happenstance. The second time hiatus would be a reminder to that person that they need to learn the rules. The third time would not be a forgiveness nor a reminder, but an ACTION after the talking is shown to be nothing but blather.

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  21. ristvan says:

    Lurking Lawyer here.
    Two long explanatory comments on todays Presidential thread. Interested Treepers can read them there. Not worth repeating here.

    Simplified bottom line, there was a simple way and a complicated way to reach roughly the same result. Simple way is not by law challengeable in court, the complicated way is.

    AG Barr and team chose the complicated way, which ACLU will challenge. AG Barr is expecting this, because the proposed rule is fairly simply, as Cuccinelli explains, but the rule making filed in the Federal Register today is very long and legally dense. It reads like a long detailed SCOTUS brief—which it will probably become Took me over an hour to work through it without checking any of the many legal references.

    Question is, why? Been thinking about this and doing some reading. Two equally valid possibilities.

    1. The simple way would for sure upset Mexico, who has been adamant about no safe third bilateral if the help solve the problem—which they are. PDJT does not want to lose that assistance. A unilateral Mexico safe third declaration hinged on the multilateral 1951 Refugee.Convention, a treaty both US and Mexico (and many others) signed would anger them.

    2. The left lawfare against the new common sense rule keeps the asylum issue front and center for the 2020 election. PDJT needs to win to continue nominating good judges to stop such lawfare. And needs to win back the House to change the bad immigration laws, and maybe even get 60 in the Senate.

    Left opposition on immigration was and remains PDJT’s number one issue.

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      • Louisiana Tea Rose says:

        Ristvan,

        That analysis sure does make sense, and if you are correct, we have hope that we may be seeing the light at the end of a long tunnel.

        So much “complicated business” out there, and the law is elusive for many of us, that’s why we here amongst the branches appreciate your input!

        And, Sundance, thank you for providing the platform that allows these coversations to occur.

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        • ristvan says:

          LTR, we have some similarities, since I have a long memory as well as HLS training.

          You moved from LA to the Ozark AK mountains. But still make wicked gumbos. And have fancy MC boots, which means your still ride. You said so yourself previously.

          News. I just sold my beloved Sw WI dairy farm with a Honda 350cc 3 wheeler and a Honda 150cc Street legal dirt bike. BUT still have my H 1000 Shadow V twin over stroked shaft drive Harley style cruiser in Chicagoland for touring, (a 50th self birthday present) and my beloved H CX500 street bike, now an antique, serial number 598, 1978, a water cooled over bored Moto Guzzi style shaft drive lateral style V twin that we still ride on north Georgia mountain twisty windys. HIWy 60 from Blue Ridge down to Dahlonegha is world famous. We do it often. IMO, my CX500 is the best mid bike ever made.

          And a funny personal CX500 memory when it will never be sold. My ex wife (30 years, two children) and I took a 3 week northern Europe vaca while living in Munich before our first child. Took the CX500 plus carefully arranged camping gear on a train to Hamburg, then by MC and ferry thru Denmark to Stockholm (where we saw the VASA under restoration) then to Oslo, then north and across the Norway mountains to Bergen. Problem was, overloaded CX500 at top of mountain pass to Bergen on gravel road with wife on back, it started snowing heavily in August. The rest you can imagine. I owe my life to that bike on the perilous way down to rain from the snow. Did wear out a pair of MC boots like yours on the way down.

          Ride on, fellow Treeper.

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  22. OhNoYouDont says:

    http://www.loc.gov/law/foreign-news/article/mexico-united-states-agreement-on-migration-concluded/

    Mexico, United States: Agreement on Migration Concluded

    (June 17, 2019) On June 7, 2019, the governments of the United States and Mexico announced they had reached an agreement to take measures to address the “dramatic increase in migrants moving from Central America through Mexico to the United States” in recent months. (Press Release, US Department of State, U.S.-Mexico Joint Declaration (June 7, 2019), US Department of State website.)

    According to the announcement, Mexico will pursue an “enforcement surge” to “curb irregular migration,” which will include deploying its National Guard to its border with Guatemala and dismantling trafficking and human smuggling organizations and their transportation and financial operations. (Id.) Mexico’s recently passed Law on the National Guard grants the guard broad law enforcement powers, including providing support to immigration authorities in the discharge of their duties. (Ley de la Guardia Nacional art. 9, DIARIO OFICIAL DE LA FEDERACIÓN (official gazette), May 27, 2019, Mexican House of Representatives website.)

    In turn, the US government has committed itself to “immediately expand[ing] the implementation of the existing Migrant Protection Protocols across its entire Southern Border,” which means “those crossing the U.S. Southern Border to seek asylum will be rapidly returned to Mexico where they may await the adjudication of their asylum claims.” (U.S.-Mexico Joint Declaration, supra.)

    With regard to those asylum seekers returned to Mexico, Mexico agrees to “authorize the entrance of all of those individuals for humanitarian reasons, in compliance with its international obligations, while they await the adjudication of their asylum claims,” in addition to offering jobs, healthcare, and education (id.), while the United States agrees to “accelerate the adjudication of asylum claims and to conclude removal proceedings as expeditiously as possible” (id.; see also Press Release, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Migrant Protection Protocols (Jan. 24, 2019), DHS website).

    According to the Joint Declaration, if these measures fail to achieve their purpose, both countries will adopt additional actions as necessary. (U.S.-Mexico Joint Declaration, supra.)

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  23. joan p calhoun says:

    Only question… Why was this not done sooner?

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    • OhNoYouDont says:

      December 7, 2018 – PDJT nominates William Barr to become Attorney General.

      February 14, 2019 – US Senate confirms William Barr as AG.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      Sessions gone.

      Barr in.

      Next question?

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    • Elle says:

      “Why not sooner?” And make this issue go away before 2020? It’s the number one issue that will get him re-elected and if he had fixed it day one then Obama care, trans bathrooms and some other manufactured Dem crisis would be the pressing issue of the day.

      The Democrats (and many GOP) have had 3 years to show us how much they hate us, want to make our US citizenship worthless, fail to stop the human trafficking, etc. etc. And now….just before the election, he fixes it. Trump is a chess master. Embrace it.

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  24. Bogeyfree says:

    I just want PT to challenge the 4 ladies in his recent tweets to come sing the National Anthem and recite the Pledge of Alliance for all Americans to see.

    My guess is not only do they not know the words to either, they would refuse to sing, recite either.

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  25. DJT2020 says:

    DHS clearing ICE driveway protester flops like a side of beef.

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  26. Perot Conservative says:

    Great news!

    P.S. Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, who allegedly leaked ICE raids to the Washington Post reporter he took on a government airplane to the border.

    Why didn’t he take an LA Times or Conservative Review writers? How often was he in contact with the WashPo writer?

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  27. L4grasshopper says:

    This works because, a few short weeks ago, Trump used threat of tariffs to get Mexico to cooperate.

    This is how actual strategy works.

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  28. We must not under-state the hideous crimes that are being right now perpetrated against the most vulnerable people on Earth by other nations … including those that felt that “transit visas” would let them wash their hands.

    We also must not fail to see it as a profitable business – far worse than slave ships – and the degree to which Members of Congress in both Parties aid and abet it. We mustn’t be silent …

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  29. burnett044 says:

    if you find your self in a leaking boat in a lake…..it is a good idea to plug the hole any way you can and start bailing water…..bailing alone is futile effort…….plug then bail

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  30. L4grasshopper says:

    Trump and Barr right after this rule change went into effect:

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  31. CM-TX says:

    Wait, so they’re relying on the honesty of those who not only break-in to our country illegally, but already do so WITHOUT any documents verifying who they are, or even where they come from. We also have NGO’s training people on what to say prior.

    While better late than never applies, does anyone else see the problem with this? Not only that, but even if it had to be verified by the initial country they first sought asylum in… do we doubt those gov’s/ officials wouldn’t lie for, or otherwise provide false info? Better for them it’s America’s problem, not their’s. They don’t want them– they’re currently purging their own actual citizens!

    And where’s the part that once whoever’s been denied elsewhere, then have to apply BEFORE they arrive here?? And if they were already refused– it’s likely for good reason!

    This sounds like a smoke & mirrors type policy. One that at best, might delay someone’s unlawful journey here by a few days. That’s assuming they actually bother applying/ or stop to pay for some document (if even needed), that says they did.

    We’ll just ignore the part about if someone did the first requirement, why didn’t they next go to a US consulate & apply for here? And NOT showing up to unlawfully cross our border… tagging base, & yelling “ASYLUM!” 🤨

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    • Elle says:

      I think it’s a good idea. They cross the border and instead of sneaking into the dark of night, they know exactly where they need to go to get fingerprinted, photographed, checked for infectious diseases and submit a dna test for the kids. What’s not to like?

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  32. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  33. wtd says:

    #BREAKING Mexico rejects new US asylum restrictions, says government

    Court blocks US-Guatemala migration deal
    The deal would have required migrants crossing Guatemala to seek asylum there rather than in the US.

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    • Alligator Gar says:

      So, all of this was for nothing? Why am I not surprised. Third world countries dumping their unwanted people on us still jerking around the “strongest nation in the world”? Sure we are. Just turn this flood back. We agree to take x numbers of refugees a year. We’ve taken over a million. It’s somebody else’s turn. Just Say No. We cannot take the entire world.

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  34. Bogeyfree says:

    So ask Omar to come to the grave of the US soldier killed in Somalia recently and lay flowers at his grave!

    Seems like the decent thing to do for a loving American right??

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  35. MR52 says:

    Question, why don’t they just run it though a more friendly court to get a jump on it.

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  36. ms Idaho says:

    Has anyone found info on Wednesday’s rally? Usually there’s lots of news about attendance or ticket requests …

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  37. Paul says:

    I will write my President that I support him and see though the lies of his enemies.

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  38. Julia Adams says:

    Someone needs to tell Joe Biden he is a presidential candidate not a contestant for the last comic standing…

    -Joe Biden, at an AARP event in Des Moines, describing his health care proposal: “If you like your health care plan, your employer-based plan, you can keep it. If you like your private insurance, you can keep it.”

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  39. Quint says:

    I’ll try again….
    All the US is now doing is adopting standard UN protocols for dealing with illegal aliens / “refugees”.
    That means a “refugee” can’t transit a safe haven and claim entry to another country. That’s all she wrote.
    Australia has had zero boat people smuggler illegals because it adheres to that. No boat people, ever again. They are returned to Indonesia.
    Easy peecy fix because the people smugglers charge them $10,000 each which is lost and the word spreads like lightning.

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  40. Magabear says:

    What will likely happen is that the first country these invaders, I mean, migrants enter into will say “nope, we don’t want you…..keep heading north”. We need a wall. And until we have a wall, chaos will continue.

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  41. graficgod says:

    yeah…a bad economy is not grounds for asylum. they should stay there and make their own countries (which they’re so proud of despite fleeing) great again.
    oh, wait…. that makes TOO MUCH SENSE!

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  42. graficgod says:

    notice how since the 1980’s asylum “fix” (that gave us a funded, but not completed wall – just another scam on us, har-har!), neither republicrats or demopublicans have proposed or enacted meaningful changes to the immigration system. rather, they’ve exploited it for political gain and/or incrementally modified it to suit their campaign donors’ needs at the expense of AMERICAN TAXPAYERS. literally trillions wasted.

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  43. Sharon says:

    Are there people with the authority and the will to implement the new restrictions?

    If there is not, there’s no reason to expect different results.

    Are there GS15s in the swamp who have the authority and the will to prevent the implementation of the new restrictions?

    If there are, nothing will change.

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  44. LULU says:

    Obama 2014 = video – only a very narrow window for those claiming refugee status for economic reasons or because of crime in their neighborhood… and they should apply “in country” rather than traveling to Texas…

    video/1

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  45. brenrod says:

    It is my understanding that the international agreements regarding asylum were always as per this “new” rule. Perhaps what actually happened is that Obama admin disregarded those agreements in order to create this open border situation.

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  46. mikeslife12 says:

    I am of Hispanic origin so needless to say, I am pro LEGAL immigration. Our President is merely enforcing existing laws (unlike our former president). President Trump is no more racist than I am.

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