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    Trump moves to eliminate nearly all asylum claims at U.S. southern border

    Trump moves to eliminate nearly all asylum claims at U.S. southern border

    The Trump administration moved Monday to effectively end asylum for any migrant who arrives at the U.S.-Mexico border, an enormous shift in U.S. immigration policy that could block hundreds of thousands of people from seeking protection in the U.S. and is certain to draw legal challenges.

    The new rule, published in the Federal Register and set to take effect Tuesday, would bar asylum claims for nearly all migrants from any country. It would do so by prohibiting claims from anyone who has passed through another country en route to the U.S., which essentially would cover anyone other than Mexican residents.

    Only in rare cases, such as when a migrant applies for asylum elsewhere and is denied, would a person be eligible to apply for protection in the U.S.
    In light of the Democrats dragging their feet on solutions that would fix immigration loophole in present law, what's a president to do?
    The Democrats cannot complain about the crowded inhumane conditions in border detention camps and sit back and oppose reasonable checks that will preclude our system from staying overwhelmed. Kudos to the Trump administration for taking this necessary move.
    Of course the shift will draw legal challenges but the new proposals are certainly worth the try to keep people from shattering our system.

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    Re: Trump moves to eliminate nearly all asylum claims at U.S. southern border

    Quote Originally Posted by trixare4kids View Post
    In light of the Democrats dragging their feet on solutions
    Nope, that would be Republicans. Even under the Bush administration when he tried to pass immigration reform it was Republicans in Congress that blocked it not Democrats.
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    Re: Trump moves to eliminate nearly all asylum claims at U.S. southern border

    This is an implicit admission by the tRump administration that entering our country to seek asylum is legal under US and international law.
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    Re: Trump moves to eliminate nearly all asylum claims at U.S. southern border

    Quote Originally Posted by trixare4kids View Post
    Trump moves to eliminate nearly all asylum claims at U.S. southern border



    In light of the Democrats dragging their feet on solutions that would fix immigration loophole in present law, what's a president to do?
    The Democrats cannot complain about the crowded inhumane conditions in border detention camps and sit back and oppose reasonable checks that will preclude our system from staying overwhelmed. Kudos to the Trump administration for taking this necessary move.
    Of course the shift will draw legal challenges but the new proposals are certainly worth the try to keep people from shattering our system.
    We have a backup of 900,000 people! Considering that ~90% do not meet asylum claims, they are causing the mother of all backups in the system for those with an actual claim of asylum.

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    Re: Trump moves to eliminate nearly all asylum claims at U.S. southern border

    Quote Originally Posted by MrWonka View Post
    Nope, that would be Republicans. Even under the Bush administration when he tried to pass immigration reform it was Republicans in Congress that blocked it not Democrats.
    Let's stay in the present, shall we?
    Trump has presented solutions to fix asylum loopholes in the law and the Democrats laugh.

    Trump Delays Immigration Raids, Gives Democrats 2 Weeks For Asylum Law Changes : NPR

    Fast forward, two weeks later... While reluctantly going along with Trump's humanitarian aid proposals, the Democrats could have addressed asylum loopholes, but they didn't.

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    Re: Trump moves to eliminate nearly all asylum claims at U.S. southern border

    Quote Originally Posted by Acadia View Post
    We have a backup of 900,000 people! Considering that ~90% do not meet asylum claims, they are causing the mother of all backups in the system for those with an actual claim of asylum.
    Unreal! 900,00 backup and the Dems keep crying that it's all about the kids. One could cut the irony with a dull knife!

    The Democrats and their lackeys can continue on with the vapid moral lecturing but the truth always prevails.
    They are complicit for the overcrowded conditions in migrant detention centers because in fact, they have NO interest in changing the asylum part of our immigration law.

    Thankfully, we have a president who cares about the loophole in our immigration law that keeps asylees pouring into our country and stressing our resources to the max.

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    Re: Trump moves to eliminate nearly all asylum claims at U.S. southern border

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    This is an implicit admission by the tRump administration that entering our country to seek asylum is legal under US and international law.
    Where did Trump say seeking asylum is not legal?

    Oh wait, he didn't.

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    Re: Trump moves to eliminate nearly all asylum claims at U.S. southern border

    Quote Originally Posted by trixare4kids View Post
    Unreal! 900,00 backup and the Dems keep crying that it's all about the kids. One could cut the irony with a dull knife!

    The Democrats and their lackeys can continue on with the vapid moral lecturing but the truth always prevails.
    They are complicit for the overcrowded conditions in migrant detention centers because in fact, they have NO interest in changing the asylum part of our immigration law.

    Thankfully, we have a president who cares about the loophole in our immigration law that keeps asylees pouring into our country and stressing our resources to the max.
    It's not as if Dems are indifferent to the border crisis. They intentionally denied the growing humanitarian crisis in a cynical bid to see it intensify and become a dumpster fire. Then they all yell in unison, "J'accuse Trump!" So think about it. Trump has been warning about this crisis. Border officials have been called before Congress to testify and have BEGGED and IMPLORED for help, but all Democrats could do was scream in unison, "Ripping babieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!".

    IOW, don't look over there at the thousands of migrants invading our border! Look back there when Trump implemented a zero-tolerance policy!

    Democrats needed the suffering at the border and for the system to be overwhelmed, so they could say, "See, this is cruel and we need to abolish ICE and DHS and oh by the way, CBP agents are concentration camp guards. We must decriminalize and never hold anyone in detention again!"

    And then they beat the racist drum and we're off the the races, on our way to see a country with no borders and no citizens. Only "residents" who are all equal and all get to live off the welfare state.

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    Re: Trump moves to eliminate nearly all asylum claims at U.S. southern border

    Average backlog-- 727 days.

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    Re: Trump moves to eliminate nearly all asylum claims at U.S. southern border

    But I thought that Trump's people don't mind "as long as people come here legally?"
    Asking for asylum was legal.
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