As we have seen “ad nauseam” in the news recently, we have gigantic “caravans” of migrants from Central America, attempting to forcibly enter The United States through Mexico.
We have also seen that their attempt to barge into America seems to have stalled in Tijuana, on the Mexican side of the border.
If they are successful in illegally crossing the border, and if they are caught, they must be freed into our communities for a later court hearing date which 96% of these people don’t show up for.
The other possibility is requesting political asylum at a designated Port of Entry.
The reason the migrants want to avoid having to do this is that the inspections officers have the power to quickly find them inadmissible and deport them. In this case they will not be allowed to return for five years. This can happen if an inspector believes that the person is making a misrepresentation of the truth. This quick deportation procedure is known as “summary exclusion.”
But here is what we are really talking about.
There is an exception to the summary exclusion process for people who fear persecution and request asylum. So, even if you do not have the proper documents or you have made a misrepresentation, you could still be allowed to enter the U.S. if you make clear that your reason is to apply for asylum and you can show that you’d be likely to win an asylum case.
After you have said you want to apply for asylum, you’ll immediately be given a “credible fear” interview by an asylum officer. The purpose of this interview is to make sure you have a significant possibility of winning your case. Most importantly, the officer will want to be sure that your request is based on a fear of persecution. This interview is supposed to be scheduled quickly, within one or two days.
If the officer isn’t convinced of your fear, you must request a hearing before an immigration judge. If you don’t, you will be deported from the U.S., and not be allowed to return for five years. The judge must hold the hearing within seven days, either in person or by telephone.
If the judge finds that you have a credible fear of persecution, you’ll be scheduled for a full hearing. In that case, you should seek an attorney. This proceeding will take place in Immigration Court, before a judge, and with an attorney representing the Department of Homeland Security.
The right of asylum is an ancient juridical concept, under which a person persecuted by one’s own country may be protected by another sovereign authority, such as another country or church official, who in medieval times could offer sanctuary.
Political asylum, specifically, is the protection granted by a nation to someone who has left their native country as a political refugee.
Supposedly, political asylum is what the majority of these migrants are seeking in The United States.
According to The San Diego Union-Tribune, “Two groups of Central American migrants marched to the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana with a list of demands, with one group delivering an ultimatum to the Trump administration: either let them in the U.S. or pay them $50,000 each to go home.”
Why do these people feel they are in any position to make demands on anyone, let alone The President of The United States?! And $50,000 each? These people are hilarious!
“Alfonso Guerreo Ulloa, an organizer from Honduras, said the $50,000 figure was chosen as a group.”
Oh, the fact they “chose this figure as a group” makes it much more reasonable!
“It may seem like a lot of money to you,” Ulloa told the paper. “But it is a small sum compared to everything the United States has stolen from Honduras.”
Soooo you want us to give you political asylum, but in the same breath you’re accusing us of stealing from your home country of Honduras?
Brilliant! We are all now just a little stupider for having listened to you.
“He said the money would allow the migrants to return home and start a small business.”
Wait a minute! I thought you were coming here with claims of being politically persecuted in Honduras, but now they will let you come back and start a small business and everything will be fine?
Just to let Alfonso and all of you “refugees” know, you’re not helping your cause at all right now.
In fact you are making it very apparent that your motivation for coming to our country is for the money and economic opportunity, not because you are political refugees, just like President Trump has stated many times.
We are throwing a party for all of the “caravaners,” however! We’re featuring visas and long walks back to where you came from…, and we’re all out of visas!
Louis Casiano of Fox News contributed to this article.
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