President Donald Trump is considering a plan to ban entry of migrants at the southern border and deny asylum.
No one should be able to claim asylum at the border, to begin with, they should have to do it at the US embassy in their home country and then remain in that country until a decision is made. Even if they claim it’s unsafe to apply from the US Embassy in their home country, they can apply from the US Embassy in Mexico City. Otherwise, they come in and ask for a asylum, get a ticket to appear in court and then most never show up.
The purpose for asylum is an imminent threat of life or limb in their country associated with affliction, war, genocide, oppression, etc.
The White House, if it goes ahead with the measure, would issue new regulations restricting certain migrants from seeking asylum. The rules would effectively block most if not all the migrants who are taking part in the caravan, Politico reported.
The order would be akin to Trump’s previous aggressive immigration-blocking executive orders, such as the travel ban aimed at halting people from some Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.
Any attempt to block the entry of Central American migrants is likely to prompt legal challenges, though Trump is likely emboldened following a Supreme Court ruling earlier this summer that affirmed the president’s right to bar the entry of migrants who “would be detrimental to the interests of the United States.”
The plan for the executive order comes just in the final stretch before the upcoming midterm elections, with Trump trying to make the issue of caravan the defining topic as voters head to the polls.
“Every time you see a caravan, or people illegally coming, or attempting to come, into our country illegally, think of and blame the Democrats for not giving us the votes to change our pathetic immigration laws!” Trump wrote in a tweet Monday. “Remember the midterms!” More
Trump should close down the southern border completely. It’s an invasion and in the best interest of national security. Let’s see how Mexico and the liberals like that cup of tea. Democrats are finally starting to figure out why we elected President Trump.
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