Appeals court rules that fleeing violence is NOT justification for asylum

An appeals court this week ruled that fleeing violence is not a justification for asylum:

BREITBART – A federal appeals court has reaffirmed that fleeing violence is not a valid claim for asylum in the United States.

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals this week dismissed a case brought by an illegal alien from El Salvador, Jose Alberto Hercules, who sought to gain asylum to avoid deportation from the U.S. by claiming he was fleeing violence and would be targeted by gangs if he was deported.

Previously, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) had dismissed Hercules’ appeal after a federal immigration judge found he had no legitimate claim for asylum and thus was eligible for deportation.

Hercules had claimed he was eligible for asylum for three reasons — because he was fleeing violence in El Salvador, because he was a Salvadoran man, and because if he was deported from the U.S., he claimed he would be targeted by gangs who would perceive him as rich.

The appeals court dismissed and denied review of Hercules’ case.

I’m glad the courts upheld this and I’m sure this will drive the libs crazy. Fleeing from violence is one reason they always justify illegals coming here, and the court just reaffirmed that is not a good reason.

I’m sure they’re already plotting to add more seats to the 5th circuit to make sure they get their way in the future.

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