Here is yet more reason why President Trump is right: we need a border wall. The border is, aside from everything else, a national security issue. Flooding the U.S. with massive populations from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador will mean bringing in an inevitable number of gang members, and that will mean more crime and more needful deaths in the U.S. The United States does not have any obligation to take in anyone who is having difficulties from anywhere in the world. These insane asylum rules must be stopped immediately.
“Asylum Rules Would Allow Migrating Foreign Populations to Fill Half of Midwest,” by John Binder, Breitbart, July 26, 2018 (thanks to Todd):
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New asylum rules approved by the GOP majority and Democrat minority House Appropriations Committee would give the right to migrate to the United States to a foreign population at least half the size of the American Midwest.
Two asylum rules pushed by Rep. David Price (D-NC) as well as Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and approved by the GOP-majority House Appropriations Committee would allow foreign nationals seeking refuge in the U.S. to migrate based on claims that they are fleeing domestic abuse or gang violence.
The asylum standards would be a direct rebuke of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ efforts to strengthen the country’s lax asylum system. He made clear in a memo that claiming to be fleeing domestic abuse or gang violence are not legitimate claims for asylum in the U.S.
The Republican establishment and Democrats’ reversal of Sessions’ memo would give the full populations of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras the right to migrate and seek asylum in the U.S., as all three Central American countries have been crippled for years by gangs.
As Breitbart News noted, this translates to about 32 million Central Americans being given the right to migrate. This would mean a foreign population about half the size of the American Midwest — where 67 million Americans live — would have the right to come to the country and permanently resettle.
That foreign population given the right to migrate to the U.S. would at least be 12 times the population of Chicago, Illinois, and more than 35 times the population of Columbus, Ohio.
Kansas Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach told Breitbart News he “can’t believe” any Republican lawmakers would support such a plan to expand asylum and essentially give foreign nationals the right to migrate to the U.S.
“This completely destroys the normal definition of asylum,” Kobach said. “Asylum is for people being persecuted.”
“Asylum would become meaningless and rampant with fraud because anyone can say that they live in fear of gang violence,” Kobach continued. “This would be a colossal mistake for Republicans to support this.”…
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