DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and AAG Matthew Whitaker Issue New Asylum Rule Ahead of Advancing Mass Central American Migration

CTH: Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker issued a new asylum rule today as officials at the U.S. southern border and U.S. military prepare to confront an approaching horde of approximately 20,000 Central American migrant/invaders.

[U.S. Department of Justice] Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen today announced an Interim Final Rule declaring that those aliens who contravene a presidential suspension or limitation on entry into the United States through the southern border with Mexico issued under section 212(f) or 215(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) will be rendered ineligible for asylum.

The Acting Attorney General and the Secretary issued the following joint statement:

“Consistent with our immigration laws, the President has the broad authority to suspend or restrict the entry of aliens into the United States if he determines it to be in the national interest to do so. Today’s rule applies this important principle to aliens who violate such a suspension or restriction regarding the southern border imposed by the President by invoking an express authority provided by Congress to restrict eligibility for asylum.  Our asylum system is overwhelmed with too many meritless asylum claims from aliens who place a tremendous burden on our resources, preventing us from being able to expeditiously grant asylum to those who truly deserve it.  Today, we are using the authority granted to us by Congress to bar aliens who violate a Presidential suspension of entry or other restriction from asylum eligibility.”

Section 212(f) of the Immigration and INA states that “[w]henever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”

Further, Section 215(a) of the INA states that it is “unlawful…for any alien to depart from or enter or attempt to depart from or enter the United States except under such reasonable rules, regulations, and orders, and subject to such limitations and exceptions as the President may prescribe.”

In Section 208(d)(5)(B) of the INA, Congress specified that the Attorney General “may provide by regulation for any other conditions or limitations on the consideration of an application for asylum.”

Today’s new rule applies to prospective presidential proclamations, and is not retroactive.  MORE

10 Comments on DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and AAG Matthew Whitaker Issue New Asylum Rule Ahead of Advancing Mass Central American Migration

  1. Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals issues injunction in 3…2…1…

    Injunction fails to quell insane and hysterical screaming on the left.

  2. TO Lowell

    It was written by PEOPLE with COMMON SENSE:

    if an illegal is caught who didn’t present themselves at a legal point of entry & officially request asylum *before* entering the USA, they are gonna get deported.

    Step 1) Illegal caught in El Paso. Deported
    Step 2) Illegal gets smart! He goes to legal point of entry, presents himself to border cops, surrenders to them & requests asylum!
    Step 3) Illegal housed in TENT CITY until case is heard
    Step 4) If bogus claim, illegal deported AGAIN.


  3. The Good GENERAL Svejk- And meanwhile in the tent:

    Please go to tent # 10 over there to start paperwork.
    (@tent 10)
    Who sent you here? We don’t do this. Go back and ask for document IA-001. And come back here.
    ( back @ first tent)
    OK here’s form IA-001. But I just realized, you’re going to need IA-110. You get that from tent #72.
    (@ tent 72)
    OK I can’t do those here. the 001 goes to tent 10. The 110 goes back to the first tent because it needs a signature from the person who gave it to you.

    (@ tent 10)
    I don’t do form 110 here. And 001 needs a signature from tent 72.

    4 hours later…

  4. When I saw the article about his experience with the fraud patenting company, I thought, “Fire him. Right now! Get him outta there!! Now!!.
    But reading this article gave me a better perspective. Now I think: He was working for the patenting company as an agent for an FTC sting operation and he was a CNN correspondent just to get himself inside to get a feel for their inner workings so he could be a much better asset for President Trump.
    yeah right………….
    Truth is, my thinking is, “Hey, he made a few mistakes. He deserves a 3rd chance or 4th…or 10th, whatever. Let him rip the heads off the illegal aliens, their supporters and any other crooked heads he can find. Give him Carte Blanc, no restrictions.”


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