The Trump administration has announced some major changes in the country’s current asylum policies that will inevitably lead to a sizable reduction in the number of individuals that are eligible for asylum who are trying to enter the country at the southern border.
If you listen closely, you can hear the left already throwing a total fit over this, ready to compare the president to a whole plethora of deplorable fascist world leaders throughout history.
via Daily Wire:
“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,” Fox News reported.
In a statement, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) highlighted three limited exceptions:Trending:
(1) an alien who demonstrates that he or she applied for protection from persecution or torture in at least one of the countries through which the alien transited en route to the United States, and the alien received a final judgment denying the alien protection in such country;
(2) an alien who demonstrates that he or she satisfies the definition of “victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons” provided in 8 C.F.R. § 214.11; or,Advertisement - story continues below
(3) an alien who has transited en route to the United States through only a country or countries that were not parties to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, the 1967 Protocol, or the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
The statement went on to detail that a very small minority of these individuals actually receive asylum, however, a large number of requests burdens the system and undermines its humanitarian purposes. The statement also notes the large number of requests also helps create crises which are then taken advantage of by criminals who participate in human smuggling activities.
The bottom line is America is a nation of laws, and any individuals who are not ready to respect and obey those laws doesn’t deserve to be let into the country. It’s really that cut and dry.
We have to put our own citizens first, which means their safety and economic prosperity should be our number one priority. Then, as we are able, we can help others around the world. But things should never be the other way around.
Which is precisely what the left wants. However, they are not operating under altruistic motives. They simply want to take immigrants and turn them into voters by promising them free stuff they don’t actually plan to deliver on. Get them hooked of a few freebies, sure, but ultimately, it’s just enough to get them enslaved to the system and nothing more.
It’s sickening in so many ways.