BREAKING: Trump announces MAJOR crackdown on asylum seekers… [UPDATE: Cuccinelli explains new law]

The Trump administration is announcing a new rule this morning that will significantly decrease the burden asylum seekers have on our immigration system. It will require migrants trekking through central America to apply for asylum first in any of the countries they are passing through BEFORE they get to America:



Here’s more:

FOX NEWS – The Trump administration on Monday announced a sweeping new policy tightening restrictions for asylum seekers, in a move that could drastically reduce the number of migrants eligible to enter the United States in this way.

The new rule, published in the Federal Register, would require most migrants entering through America’s southern border to first seek asylum in one of the countries they traversed – whether in Mexico, in Central America, or elsewhere on their journey. In most cases, only if that application is denied would they then be able to seek asylum in the United States.

The latest change is meant to crack down on asylum seekers coming to the U.S. more for economic reasons than to escape persecution in their home countries. The new policy does include a couple other exceptions, mainly for certain victims of human trafficking.

“This Rule is a lawful exercise of authority provided by Congress to restrict eligibility for asylum,” Attorney General Bill Barr said in a statement. “The United States is a generous country but is being completely overwhelmed by the burdens associated with apprehending and processing hundreds of thousands of aliens along the southern border. This Rule will decrease forum shopping by economic migrants and those who seek to exploit our asylum system to obtain entry to the United States—while ensuring that no one is removed from the United States who is more likely than not to be tortured or persecuted on account of a protected ground.”

We first heard about this new rule at the end of May and I’m glad to see the administration is still pursuing it.

Of course you can bet your bottom dollar this much needed regulation will be challenged in the courts by the left and the lower courts will put the kibosh on the law while it gets appealed higher and higher.

But Ken Cuccinelli, who spoke about this on Fox News this morning, said the legal basis for this law is “extremely strong” and he doesn’t believe any challenge to it will succeed.

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31 thoughts on “BREAKING: Trump announces MAJOR crackdown on asylum seekers… [UPDATE: Cuccinelli explains new law]

  1. “The new policy does include a couple other exceptions, mainly for certain victims of human trafficking.”

    The President needs to fire whoever added this to the policy, because in order to become victims of human trafficking, migrants have to willingly work with cartels to make the trek to America.

  2. All these caravans are orchestrated by Soros types of anti-American organizations.
    If this “first adjacent country” asylum law passes…then Mexico would qualify…and the hate America orgs will orchestrate mass asylum seeking hordes from Mexico.

  3. What’s the consequence if they don’t?

    Dude comes from Honduras, doesn’t apply along the way, sneaks across the border, gets caught, recites the asylum lines. Then what? Immediate deportation, or are we going to house and feed the guy until the system is overloaded and we release him into a random American city?

  4. “Refugee status is not granted just based on economic need or because a family lives in a bad neighborhood or poverty.”

    ~ Barack Obama

  5. So when all these other countries say, “No, your claim for asylum is not good enough to stay here. “, they are still going to come here. The other countries do not want them either, so whose doorstep are they going to end up on?

  6. So much common sense in this ……………..the Dems will never go for it and since they’ve now gone insane they’ll try to stop it.

  7. Take the quiz

    http://immigrationquestions.com/

    If someone wants to enter the country illegally, are they better off coming with or without a child?

    YOUR ANSWER: With a child
    EXPLANATION: 1. For decades, the U.S. has been doing “catch and release,” which means we allow anyone with an accompanying minor to declare they are seeking asylum. Then, they are released on their own recognizance into the U.S., since minors cannot be detained for longer than 20 days, according to a 1997 court decree, reinforced in a June 2016 court ruling against the Obama Administration. Many who are released do not turn up for their later asylum court dates. Having a minor with you functions as a “get into the U.S. free” pass. This encourages both child trafficking and parents bringing their young children on a very dangerous journey. Sources: Dept. of Homeland Security, U.S. Court of Appeals https://bit.ly/2CnAPyB & https://bit.ly/29ol0vh & https://bit.ly/2mnbZsp

    ***
    As of November 2018, 147 migrant children who entered the country illegally remain separated from their parents in the custody of HHS. Which of the following reasons explain why these children are apart from their families?

    YOUR ANSWER: All of the above
    EXPLANATION: 5. All of the above. According to Roll Call, as of November 2018, 147 children are still separated because their parents are outside the U.S., waived rights to be reunited with their child, are in jail on separate criminal charges, or may pose a danger to the child. It has long been U.S. policy to separate families under circumstances like these. Sources: Roll Call, The Hill https://bit.ly/2D3RXx5 & https://bit.ly/2EBxeU6

  8. It’s not really a New rule….it’s the law. Why on earth didn’t they do this from the start? They keep coming up with different “ideas”. He should have had a Ken there a long time ago but because DC is stuffed with amnesty lovers, everyone just sat on their hands and watched. Trump not knowing fully how it all works (the problem with an “outsider”), he is relying on some horrible people who I think don’t want him to win this…

  9. IWV

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    1/5 All Americans, not only in the States most heavily affected but in every place in this country, are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country. #ICEraid

    2/5 The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants. The public service they use impose burdens on our taxpayers. That’s why our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders more by hiring a record number #ICEraid

    3/5 of new border guards, by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before, by cracking down on illegal hiring, by barring welfare benefits to illegal aliens. In the budget I will present to you, we will try to do more to speed the deportation of #ICEraid

    4/5 illegal aliens who are arrested for crimes, to better identify illegal aliens in the workplace as recommended by the commission headed by former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan. We are a nation of immigrants. #ICEraid

    5/5 But we are also a nation of laws. It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it. President Bill Clinton #ICEraid https://cs.pn/2XKOTSo

  10. Too many of these judges don’t care if the law is “really strong” as we’ve seen many many times. They make ruling off of their feelings.

  11. This rule won’t make much of a difference because:

    …first seek asylum in one of the countries they traversed – whether in Mexico, in Central America, or elsewhere on their journey. In most cases, only if that application is denied would they then be able to seek asylum in the United States.

    Those traversed countries won’t be able to accept many, if any, asylum seekers. Or they can just rubber stamp deny everyone to foist them on the US.

  12. Yep. The rule will not stand because we are allowing them standing to sue.

    Daniel Horowitz (@RMConservative) Tweeted:
    If the admin will accept the point that foreign nationals who have never been to this country can get standing to sue for the right to enter, in contravention to endless case law, then the new rule is meaningless. It all gets back to this point. https://twitter.com/RMConservative/status/1150777211718438913?s=17

  13. Until Trump asserts his executive powers on immigration and stops letting the judiciary shut him down on everything, absolutely nothing will change.

  14. The new rule will likely be struck down. Under U.S. law (8 U.S. Code § 1158):

    Any alien who is physically present in the United States or who arrives in the United States (whether or not at a designated port of arrival and including an alien who is brought to the United States after having been interdicted in international or United States waters), irrespective of such alien’s status, may apply for asylum in accordance with this section or, where applicable, section 1225(b) of this title.

  15. But Ken Cuccinelli, who spoke about this on Fox News this morning, said the legal basis for this law is “extremely strong” and he doesn’t believe any challenge to it will succeed.

    The problem is, while they keep going through these challenges, more and more illegals pour over the border! Can’t they just enact/enforce a policy and not announce it?

  16. I mean …this should be super simple to understand. But its racist apparently.

    Ford O’Connell (@FordOConnell) Tweeted:
    Focus group: 8 of the 12 participants, including 1 Romney-Clinton voter, agreed with this statement: “When we give migrants food, clothing, toiletries, and shelter, all we’re doing is encouraging more of them to come to the U.S., and we don’t want that.” https://twitter.com/FordOConnell/status/1150744716822089729?s=17

  17. Cuccinelli explains new law

    Nitpick: Not a law, unless there’s been some Congressional action I’m unaware of.

  18. I hope this new policy is not challenged but I know it will be. Ken Cuccinelli needs to be in the Trump administration. All we can do is keep praying and vote as many demon-Rats out as possible and liberal Judges will be thrown off the bench. With that said we have plenty of spineless rinos .

  19. Oh hey, cool new rule.

    Gonna be challenged

    Trump will back down.

    This song and dance is getting old.

  20. It’s about time. The border situation is way past the breaking point. Anyone who opposes this kind of fix is an Open Borders Advocate.

  21. said the legal basis for this law is very strong and he doesn’t believe any challenge to it will succeed.

    Living breathing, activists judges

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