Progressives Assault Donald Trump’s ‘Legal Wall’ Rule Against Migrants

Breitbart | 7/15/2019 | Neil Munro
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Pro-migration progressives are damning a new regulation that denies migrants the right to even ask for asylum if they have traveled through Mexico without first asking Mexico’s government for asylum.

“This is an effort to end all asylum at the southern border,” said Todd Schulte, director of the Silicon Valley lobbying group,, which supports the mass inflow of migrants into the U.S. labor and consumer markets. “This is an effort–in clear violation of US law, international law, and basic truthfulness to claim these countries are safe–by the United States of America to deny anyone asylum.”

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“It is totally illegal,” tweeted Tom Jawetz, vice president for immigration policy at the Center for American Progress. Migrants “would have to meet a higher threshold—reasonable fear of persecution—to avoid deportation and be sent to Mexico FOR MONTHS before getting back to Immigration Court where they’d have to meet a HIGHER burden of proof to receive a LESSER form of protection.”

“READ the Trump administration’s latest blatantly illegal action — so blatant it goes against a plain reading of the statute and subverts the will of Congress — to try and shut down the asylum system,” said a tweet from Philip Wolgin, director of immigration policy for CAP Action, an activist spin-off of the Center for American Progress.

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The proposed legal wall would effectively end the catch and release of most migrants into the U.S. blue-collar labor market and crash the cartels’ labor-trafficking industry, which reportedly earns more than $2 billion a year. The cartels’ profit comes from the wages of migrants who ask for asylum, get released from overcrowded border shelters, and then take U.S. jobs.

The huge inflow of Central American adults, youths, and children has exceeded 100,000 for four months, thereby helping to weaken pressures on CEOs to approve wage increases. The wage freeze is good...
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