Meanwhile Congress sits on their hands and does nothing. The “caravan’ arrived about ten days too late. We needed this at the time of the election. Of course the media denied that this was even happening. Next hearing is December 19 which means by then they all should be in here. UPDATE:
The bottom line is that one cannot apply for asylum unless they come in legally.
How can they apply if they jump the fence since they will be illegals? I don’t have my legal degree, but that is how I read it. Why not clear it up?
Don’t let the door hit you in the back side Paul Ryan for not supporting Trump and his wall. All we need is a simple bill today. Entrance for asylum has to be at a port of entry. But no. We will never get it. The Rinos want cheap labor.
A federal judge in San Francisco late Monday blocked new rules put into place by President Donald Trump that limit the ability of migrants to request asylum, a legal blow to the administration’s efforts to curb legal immigration that opens the door for more members of the migrant caravan to request asylum in the U.S.
U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar ruled that the administration’s new policy of cutting off asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally appears to run afoul of U.S. law that specifically allows them to do so.
The 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act states that any foreigner who arrives in the USA, “whether or not at a designated port of arrival,” may apply for asylum. But on Nov. 9, Trump tried to overrule that law, signing a presidential proclamation ending the ability of migrants to request asylum if they enter the country illegally. (So says USA Today.)
“The rule barring asylum for immigrants who enter the country outside a port of entry irreconcilably conflicts with the INA and the expressed intent of Congress,” wrote Tigar, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama. “Whatever the scope of the President’s authority, he may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a condition that Congress has expressly forbidden.”
Tigar issued a temporary restraining order, meaning the administration is forbidden from enforcing the new rules until the court case proceeds on Dec. 19.
The number of asylum applications has skyrocketed in recent years, from 5,000 in 2008 to 97,000 in 2018, mostly fueled by Central Americans fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries. More at USA Today
Zero Hedge has a great story and pics on the hardening of the entrance. Wander over for a feel good story that let’s us know that Trump is our man.