Asylum -- America's backdoor

Monday, May 6, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Illegals on top of trainA border enforcement advocacy organization is not surprised that an increasing number of Third-World migrants from outside Central and South America are trying to get to the United States' southern border to take advantage of America's lax migrant laws.

Mexican authorities say thousands fleeing conflict or poverty in Nigeria, Cameroon, Bangladesh, Haiti, and Cuba have traveled across oceans, through the jungles and mountains of South America, and through Central America on a route to the steamy, crumbling Mexican city of Tapachula near the Guatemalan border. That is where 1,500 of them are camped out, many still hoping to get to the United States. (See a related story.)

Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), says there is a magnet that draws migrants from such vast distances to try to get to the U.S.

"People understand around the world that if you can get to the border of the United States, and you say the magic word -- 'political asylum' -- even if you don't have a valid case, you're going to be allowed to go through the process," Mehlman tells OneNewsNow. "You're going to be allowed to remain here, sometimes for years, until your case comes up. You may or may not show up, but the bottom line [is] once you're here, you're not going to be removed."

Mehlman

Mehlman notes that only nine percent of the people who seek political asylum are ultimately granted it. 

"But nearly 100 percent of them remain in the United States, even if they've been turned down for political asylum, because once you're here, it becomes very, very difficult to remove you short of you committing some kind of really, really heinous crime," the FAIR spokesman continues.

Even so, Congress remains unwilling to close the loopholes that attract so many from the Third World to attempt to make it here.

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