Illegals shop for sympathy at U.S. points of entry – IOTW Report

Illegals shop for sympathy at U.S. points of entry

WaTimes: Some American border officers are turning away migrants with compelling asylum cases, pushing families to bounce from one border crossing to the next looking for a willing officer to let them make their claims for protection, a leading advocacy group charged in a new report Wednesday.

Human Rights First said officers at American ports of entry are increasingly hostile to asylum-seekers, documenting 125 cases in which persons looking to make claims were instead denied at the ports of entry — often being told by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers that the laws have changed under President Trump.

Mexico is also hindering asylum-seekers, acting as a gatekeeper for the U.S., refusing to set up appointments and putting migrants through a confusing runaround, the report charges.

“Even in cases where asylum-seekers manage to speak with CBP officers, some encounter officers who press them to abandon their asylum requests, appear to make personal, arbitrary decisions on who is eligible for asylum, or fill out CBP interview forms with inaccurate, misleading, or false information,” Human Rights First said in its report.

U.S. officials say they’ve seen a surge in asylum claims in recent years as illegal immigrants have been coached on “magic words” they can use to lodge their claims, earning them access to the interior of the U.S. and a work permit while they wait for their cases to proceed.

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6 Comments on Illegals shop for sympathy at U.S. points of entry

  1. Asylum seekers??! What the heck?! We’re talking about the southern border, right? Since when is Mexico considered war-torn or its citizens considered refugees? Insane.

  2. I’m sure we will get a sternly written letter from the U.N. soon. After all, they just put Saudi Arabia on the Commission on the Status of Women.
    That little guy in North Korea can wait, the U.N. will surely be more upset with our lack of sympathy.

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