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This process has been a joke for far too long. An immigrant seeking asylum could just disappear into the United States once they got here.
Mexico has now agreed to a new Trump administration policy which will keep asylum seekers there while we figure out whether or not they should be here.
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David Rutz reports at the Washington Free Beacon:
The Trump administration announced a new illegal immigration policy on Thursday, where migrants seeking asylum in the United States must return to Mexico while their claims are processed.
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Department of Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen cited emergency powers under the Immigration and Nationality Act as she revealed the new measures, according to the Washington Post. She told Congress that immigrants entering the country illegally or without proper documentation will go to Mexico “for the duration of their immigration proceedings” and called the policy “historic:”
From the Washington Post:
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The new policy will apply to migrants who request humanitarian protections at U.S. border crossings, as well as those who enter the country illegally, DHS officials said. Citing emergency powers allowed under the Immigration and Nationality Act, Nielsen said the measures were needed to “bring under control” a surge of unmerited asylum claims by Central Americans that led to a backlog in U.S. immigration courts of more than 750,000 cases.
“Aliens trying to game the system to get into our country illegally will no longer be able to disappear...
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