Trump Ends Asylum Protections For Most Migrants At US-Mexico Border

In what we suspect will be immediately greeted by an avalanche of “we’re a nation of (legal) immigrants” and calls of ‘racism’ and ‘hitler’, AP reports that the Trump administration on Monday moved to end asylum protections for most Central American migrants.

According to a new rule published in the Federal Register, asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border.

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The rule, expected to go into effect Tuesday, also applies to children who have crossed the border alone.

AP does not, however, that there are some exceptions:

If someone has been trafficked, if the country the migrant passed through did not sign one of the major international treaties that govern how refugees are managed (though most Western countries have signed them)…

or if an asylum-seeker sought protection in a country but was denied, then a migrant could still apply for U.S. asylum.

The new rule also will apply to the initial asylum screening, known as a “credible fear” interview, at which migrants must prove they have credible fears of returning to their home country. It applies to migrants who are arriving to the U.S., not those who are already in the country.

By way of background, things have escalated quite dramatically in the last decade:

  • During the budget year for 2009, there were 35,811 asylum claims, and 8,384 were granted.

  • During 2018 budget year, there were 162,060 claims filed, and 13,168 were granted.

Immigration courts are backlogged by more than 800,000 cases, meaning many people won’t have their asylum claims heard for years despite move judges being hired.

As AP notes, the policy is almost certain to face a legal challenge, and we suspect some judge somewhere in California is already drafting the order to strike down this policy, so don’t hold your breath for any further slowdown in illegal border crossings.

via zerohedge

12 comments

  1. I am so sick of hearing “the Racist CRAP” It’s the first thing we hear if someone asks a question, and the person not really knowing the question, will fire off the “Racist ticket” I am sick of it, hell, there is more people of color that now live in the US, WHITES. SHOULD USE THE “Racist Ticket” But we don’t. There is more people of color that are Racist Toward White PEOPLE!! You all need to acted like your an adult, and STOP USING THE RACIST TICKET, MOST OF THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT RACIST AT ALL!!, THIS CRY BABY CRAP HAS TO STOP!! ACTED LIKE AN ADULT AND QUITE, YOU ARE THE RACIST, YOU WAIT TO PICK THROUGH WHAT SOMEONE HAS TWITTERED OR SAYS IN PERSON, TO FIND A. SINGLE WORD THAT YOU PICK AND USE THAT WORD OUT OF CONTEXT!!!! AND ANOTHER THING, I’M SICK OF ANYONE SAYING, YOU SHOULD NOT SAY THAT TO WOMEN OF COLOR!!! THEY DO NOT SIT ON A,PEDESTAL, THEY ARE NOT ANY BETTER THAN WHITE WOMEN!!!

    1. Thank you! And it’s not just the “people of color” it’s the LGBTQ and so many other groups! And since when is WHITE not a color? It comes in every box of crayons or colored pencils I buy. But, as a white woman, I’m afraid to open my mouth because as soon as I do, I’m a racist – and I’ll tell ya, I have one brother who is black, one who is Alaska Native, and one who is Eskimo – and then there’s me – the very white red-head! I always judged people on how they behaved, not their race, sexual orientation, etc. I have very good friends that are gay, lesbian, and transgender. I have never been racist – but all these damn racists yelling racism constantly are making me that way!! And I am sick of people saying that only white people can be racist because “reverse racism” doesn’t exist.

      1. I am a Hispanic woman and totally agree . whites don’t say to a black person or Hispanic that they are racist but every else when you say anything. Against any argument right away. The easiest remark is thrown out there.
        I don’t like all mexican music and because I said that I didn’t I was called a racist. So stupid. I just have a different preference in my music…so what I was called a racist yet I am a Hispanic women.
        I we called a racist because I don’t enjoy rap music…what is wrong with people. The racist remark is always thrown out there and people of color and Hispanic throw it out there because they don’t want to hear that they are wrong in a agreement or to shut up the other person. Stop the racist remark…because people are making a comment about the illegals running across our borders. That’s not a valid agreement the fact is we can’t continue supporting all the ILLEGALS any more. That includes Chinese. Muslims.or any other color of people . time to stop all this shit!

      2. I totally agree. If you are white and say anything that is not PC or refer to an experience with any group of people marching today, you are labeled racist, homophobic, and whatever other terms they use. I have friends of all colors, races, sexual orientation and religion and know that they are all good people. There are lowlifes in all groups that you might want to recognize, but the majority of people are not racist or any of the other titles. I do take exception with people who come here to receive things free from money that taxpayers work hard to earn and who do not do everything possible to assimilate. When you come to America from any country in the world, you need to be prepared to work for a living, to follow the laws, and to assimilate. If that makes me a racist, so be it!

  2. They are not illegal immigrants. They are illegal invaders. Lured by the democrat communist party with false promises. When you hear we are all immigrants that is communist bull Schiff. These people aren’t immigrants they are line jumpers and invaders. The line does not exist.
    WAKE UP RACIST WHITE SUPREMACIST AMERICA WE ARE FIGHTING SLAVE MAKING COMMUNISTS. WHO WERE THE RACISTS THAT CUT THE HEADS OFF OF 700 LATINO BABIES TODAY AND EVERY DAY AT DEMOCRAT CHOP SHOPS? WHO WERE THE RACISTS THAT TORE TO PIECES 1100 BLACK BABIES TODAY? WHO WERE THE RACISTS THAT STOPPED THE HEARTS OF 1200 WHITE BABIES TODAY? DEMOCRAT PAID FOR WITH YOUR TAXES TO PLANNED SLAUGHTERHOOD WHO SELLS BABY PARTS. DO BLUE EYES COST MORE THAN BROWN EYES?
    INSTEAD OF ALLOWING THE COMMUNIST MEDIA AND THE COMMUNIST DEMOCRAT PARTY CHOOSE THE BATTLEFIELD. WE CHOOSE THE BATTLE AND IT IS AGAINST DEMOCRAT CHILD MURDER. NO MORE FINAL SOLUTIONS. YOU TUBE SAVE THE KIDS. ABUTOM
    SPIRIT OF AMERICA PARTY RADIO SHOW ON YOU TUBE. ABUTOM
    GOD BLESS THE USA AND CHICK FIL-A Trump is love.

  3. The radical judges and the politicians who canvas for them are most-likely on the payroll of the cartels. They have bent the law to suite their needs, and are misconstruing established law, even though they know they will be shut-down by the SCOTUS; but at least it will thwart Trump’s plan or cause (like the original travel ban, and more recent Census question). They throw mud at the wall. Sometimes it sticks, sometimes it’s a miss. They waste taxpayer dollars, but it’s OK. There’s a lot more where that came from . . .
    There is no way anyone will ever convince me that the cartels don’t have their fingers in the American pie of politics . . . They have learned from US colleges, criminal politicians, and libertad lawyers that American law can be bought and sold. I know without a shadow of doubt that there are judges who are just as criminal as those that they judge.
    The left will cry, and try to stop any conservative agenda without any justification; simply because it came from the other side of the aisle. They once supported a controlled border, and the prior occupant of the White House did too. There was no out-cry then. They had no problems with children in cages then.
    If it is part of Trump’s plan, they jump into action to stop it. And, it does not matter who it hurts.
    The ban goes into effect tomorrow. I wonder how many migrants already know about it and will be trying to cross the border before morning . . .

  4. The laws about asylum seekers were altered in the 1990’s because legitimate asylum seekers were returned to their own countries only to be killed. Obviously, we want to help those people. What we have now are people racing away from their homelands because their own leaders pocket all US aid and do nothing to educate, train or employ their own people. This is horrible, but America cannot fix every unjust country. Americans receive no benefits for being Americans, and must work hard to pay for food and shelter while Illegals get all affordable housing, EBT cards to buy all the food they like and lots and lots of cash they spend shopping. Illegals get free medical, free dental and free cars/trucks. $50,000 loans are handed to Illegals to buy trucks. Who is paying for all of this, folks? You?

  5. Homan did an excellent job with all these POS’s….. Hmmm – DC – ACLU – SPLU and others fail to remember that the LAW specifies that they must seek asylum and get rejected in other democratic countries that they TRAVEL THROUGH….seems that they have forgotten those parts of the LAW…. The ACLU also fails to mention that after and during processing – Illegals are provided with a package of release papers which I used to add their fingerprint to prevent selling – loaning or borrowing…..but anyway – they FAIL to mention that this package is EXPLAINED to the Illegal and a ” change of address form” is also INCLUDED along with the name address and phone number of the controlling office… More lies by these POS’s……to the ignorant…..

  6. The world is overpopulated. India and China make up 35% of that overpopulation, and it shows in how those people live.
    US Major cities are being confronted with water shortages, dump sites full, traffic jams, etc. Now add the diseases being brought into the US by illegal aliens and the future does not look bright.

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