Tuesday, July 16, 2019


New Asylum Rule Aims to Eliminate Bogus Claims

Rule will prevent unqualified claims from bogging down the system and help truly qualified asylum seekers, says expert
July 15, 2019 Updated: July 15, 2019
WASHINGTON—If asylum-seekers travel through other countries on their way to the U.S. southern border and don’t seek asylum in those countries, they won’t be eligible to apply in the United States, according to a new rule issued by the Trump administration on July 15.
The Third-Country Asylum Rule will be published in the federal register and enacted on July 16. It isn’t retroactive.
The rule operates under the premise that those seeking asylum from persecution or torture—based on their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion—should do so in the first safe country they reach.
“It’s just common sense that if you really were in danger, you would go to the first safe country,” said Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, “[but] some of these people are traveling thousands of miles. And so it just stretches credulity. It’s not feasible they’re actually fleeing persecution.”
Almost 90 percent of those who claim credible fear when presenting themselves at the border pass the initial screening. However, less than 20 percent are granted asylum relief by an immigration judge. For Central Americans, that number is less than 10 percent.
But credible fear claims have skyrocketed in recent years as smuggling groups and economic migrants have taken advantage of legal loopholes and an overwhelmed system.
The southern border has become so overwhelmed that most illegal aliens don’t even claim credible fear anymore, knowing they’ll still be released expeditiously into the United States—especially if they have a child.
Only about 25 percent of current illegal border crossers are claiming credible fear of return to their home country, according to Kevin McAleenan, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), on July 12.
In Yuma, Arizona, less than 10 percent make the claim, sector Chief Anthony Porvaznik said on April 17.

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A group of illegal aliens is apprehended by Border Patrol after crossing from Mexico into Yuma, Ariz., on April 12, 2019. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

“We can’t let people that make up the majority of asylum-seekers, who are not qualified, bring down the system and prevent truly qualified asylum-seekers from accessing protection,” Vaughan said. “So in the long run, this will actually strengthen our asylum system.”
The joint action by the Department of Justice and DHS is the latest in several attempts by the administration to curtail the number of meritless asylum claims. The immigration court backlog is close to 1 million cases, with asylum cases more than tripling between 2013 and 2018.
“Ultimately, today’s action will reduce the overwhelming burdens on our domestic system caused by asylum-seekers failing to seek urgent protection in the first available country, economic migrants lacking a legitimate fear of persecution, and the transnational criminal organizations, traffickers, and smugglers exploiting our system for profits,” said McAleenan in a statement on July 15.
The new ruling contains three exceptions, including for someone who applied in a safe third country and whose claim was rejected; someone who fits the definition of “victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons” as per U.S. code 214.11; or someone who has only traveled through a country or countries that weren’t party to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, the 1967 Protocol, or the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
Mexico is party to all three, and all Central and South American countries have ratified at least one.

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Acting secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan in Washington on Oct. 29, 2018. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

‘Long Overdue’

U.S. law allows refugees to request asylum when they arrive at the United States regardless of how they did so, but there is an exception for those who have come through a country considered to be “safe.” However, the Immigration and Nationality Act, which governs asylum law, is vague on how a country is determined “safe;” it says “pursuant to a bilateral or multilateral agreement.”
Right now, the United States only has such a safe third-country agreement with Canada.
Vaughan said the new rule is more of a unilateral move, but that Mexico has already demonstrated that it’s prepared to offer people asylum and work permits.
“But Mexico understands that most of these people are not truly fleeing persecution and … they also know that most of the Central American migrants and the Africans and Haitians don’t really want to stay in Mexico. So they don’t see a lot of risk in cooperating with us on this, because they’re assuming, like we are, that this will help the whole situation die down,” Vaughan said.
The policy is almost certain to face swift legal challenges.
But, Vaughan said, this type of action has been discussed for years, including in the Obama administration.
“I remember having a conversation with a senior Obama administration immigration official and I was told that there were people in there, back then, who knew that this needed to be done,” she said.
“It certainly is long overdue.”
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Average illegal has lived here 15 years: Pew

In a piece intended to highlight that the average illegal alien is now non-Mexican, a Pew Research Center study inadvertently revealed that the average illegal alien in the U.S. has been here for 15 years.  Pew argues that that signals a trend toward illegal immigration ebbing.
The decline in unauthorized immigrants [sic] over the decade is largely due to decreases in new arrivals to the U.S., especially by Mexicans (although some unauthorized immigrants [sic] also have left, died or were deported). As a result, the unauthorized immigrant [sic] population in the U.S. increasingly is made up of longer-term residents.
In 2017, the typical unauthorized immigrant [sic] adult had lived in the U.S. for 15 years. That is the longest median duration of residence since 1995, when Pew Research Center estimates began.
Maybe so — but the data do not include the border surge of the past two years, with the U.S. on track to take in 2 million apprehended illegal aliens and an unknown number of unapprehended border-crossers and visa-overstayers.  It would be interesting to see updated numbers.
But actually, the data tell a lot more about the dysfunctional U.S. immigration system than immigration trends.
Fifteen years of living in the U.S. illegally, with absolutely no law enforcement to stop it?
Living — and working, and sending remittances back home, getting that new roof on the house in Zacatecas — and nobody has stopped them?
And even more significant, marrying, having children, getting a whole wall of citizens around one so that any move toward deportation involves "separation of families"?
This isn't an immigration law we've got here — this is squatter's law, the law of squatters, who, the longer the stay, the greater their rights, and the greater the difficulty of evicting them.
That's a sorry comment on the last four presidencies that predated President Trump.  Allowing a large class of people to live here illegally without consequences, doing nothing to make U.S. rule of law mean anything, increases the odds that nothing is ever going to be done.  The illegals are happy, of course — most are economic migrants who've weighed their options and asked themselves, "Why wait 20 years in line to immigrate legally when you can go to the States right now illegally and make the money over the course of 15 years instead?"  Legal immigration is for suckers.  Better to just immigrate illegally and take the wages now.  Like all humans, they respond to incentives. 
That anyone can get away with 15 years of breaking the law is incredible.  Can you imagine what U.S. finances would be like if taxpayers were permitted 15 years of non-payment of taxes without any bother to enforce tax laws?
Now imagine a whole class of people, living without fear of any obligation to obey U.S. law, getting away with it for well more than a decade, all because they know that no one is enforcing.  It's a de facto amnesty whether we like it or not, because these people will be difficult to get rid of.  Squatters law is pretty powerful — and illegals, who come from countries full of squatters with no property rights — know this well.

MEXIFORNIA: The Globalist Democrat Party’s Vision of America

Migrant enclaves already are at the top of the U.S. lists for bad places to live - 10 of the 50 worst places in America to live according to this list are in California, and all of them are famous for their illegal populations. MONICA SHOWALTER

California—not Mississippi, New Mexico, or West Virginia—has the highest poverty rate in the United States. According to the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure—which accounts for the cost of housing, food, utilities, and clothing, and which includes noncash government assistance as a form of income—nearly one out of four Californians is poor. Kerry Jackson

California’s de facto status as a one-party state lies at the heart of its poverty problem. With a permanent majority in the state senate and the assembly, a prolonged dominance in the executive branch, and a weak opposition, California Democrats have long been free to indulge blue-state ideology while paying little or no political price. The state’s poverty problem is unlikely to improve while policymakers remain unwilling to unleash the engines of economic prosperity that drove California to its golden years. Kerry Jackson

As Breitbart News reported, if chain migration is not ended — as President Donald Trump has demanded — the U.S. electorate will forever be changed, with between seven to eight million new foreign-born individuals being eligible to vote because of chain migration, and overall, an additional 15 million new foreign-born voters.

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskillhas identified California Senator Kamala Harris as the party leader on issues of immigration and race. Harris wants a moratorium on construction of new immigration-detention facilities in favor of the old “catch and release” policy for illegal aliens, and has urged a shutdown of the government rather than compromise on mass amnesty.


According to the Federation for American Immigration Reform’s 2017 report, illegal immigrants, and their children, cost American taxpayers a net $116 billion annually -- roughly $7,000 per alien annually. While high, this number is not an outlier: a recent study by the Heritage Foundation found that low-skilled immigrants (including those here illegally) cost Americans trillions over the course of their lifetimes, and a study from the National Economics Editorial found that illegal immigration costs America over $140 billion annually. As it stands, illegal immigrants are a massive burden on American taxpayers.


"Congress must prioritize four repairs for the immigration system before contemplating any DACA-style amnesty negotiation, said Brat:

1. Ending chain migration and the visa lottery;
2. Mandating employer use of E-Verify;
3. Construction of a southern border wall; and
4. Interior enforcement of immigration law."





(these are highly DATED stats)

This is another "fact" spun from the 2004 op-ed by Heather Mac Donald, whose article refers to a single Los Angeles gang and the conjecture of an unnamed federal prosecutor.

1.      "40% of all workers in L.A. County are working for cash and not paying taxes. . . . This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants working without a green card." The Mexican tax-free economy in Los Angeles County is estimated to be in excess of $2 billion dollars a year.

2.     "95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens . . . "

3.     "75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens."

4.    "Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers." The County of Los Angeles hands Mexico’s anchor baby breeders more than a BILLION DOLLARS a year in welfare.

5.     "Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally." California has the largest and most expensive prison system in the country. Half the inmates are now Mexicans. Half the murders in California are by Mexican gangs.

6.    Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.

7. "The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border."

8. "Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal."

9. 21 radio stations in L. A. are Spanish speaking.

10. In L. A. County 5.1 million people speak English, 3.9 million speak Spanish.

THE NEW PRIVILEGED CLASS: Illegals (unregistered democrats)!

This is why you work From Jan - May paying taxes to the government ....with the rest of the calendar year is money for you and your family.

Take, for example, an illegal alien with a wife and five children. He takes a job for $5.00 or 6.00/hour. At that wage, with six dependents, he pays no income tax, yet at the end of the year, if he files an Income Tax Return, with his fake Social Security number, he gets an "earned income credit" of up to $3,200..... free.

He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent.

He qualifies for food stamps.

He qualifies for free (no deductible, no co-pay) health care.

His children get free breakfasts and lunches at school.

He requires bilingual teachers and books.

He qualifies for relief from high energy bills.

If they are or become, aged, blind or disabled, they qualify for SSI.

Once qualified for SSI they can qualify for Medicare. All of this is at (our) taxpayer's expense.

He doesn't worry about car insurance, life insurance, or homeowners insurance.

Taxpayers provide Spanish language signs, bulletins and printed material.

He and his family receive the equivalent of $20.00 to $30.00/hour in benefits.

Working Americans are lucky to have $5.00 or $6.00/hour left after Paying their bills and his.

The American taxpayers also pay for increased crime, graffiti and trash clean-up.

LA RAZA AMERICA: A Mexicans welfare state


There is also financial and political carnage perpetrated against our nation:

1. $11 Billion to $22 Billion is spent on welfare to illegal immigrants each year by state governments (CALIFORNIA SPENDS $30 BILLION PER YEAR IN SOCIAL SERVICES TO ILLEGALS. LOS ANGELES COUNTY CHIPS IN A BILLION PER YEAR FOR THE LA RAZA ANCHOR BABY BREEDERS).
2. $22 Billion dollars a year is spent on food Assistance programs such as
food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal immigrants.
3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal immigrants.
4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on Primary and secondary school
education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of
5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for Education for the American-born
Children of illegal immigrants, known as Anchor babies.
6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal immigrants.
7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison Inmates are illegal immigrants. Nearly half the inmates in CA are Mexicans.
8. $130 Billion Dollars a year is spent on Illegal immigrants for Welfare & Social Services by the American taxpayers.
9. $400 Billion dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal immigrants.
10. In 2006, illegal immigrants sent home $45 BILLION in remittances to their Countries of origin.
11. The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One million sex crimes committed By Illegal Immigrants In The United States.
12. From $40 to $60 billion hauled back to Mexico from heroin sales!

JOE LEGAL v LA RAZA JOSE ILLEGAL (registered Democrat voter)…

Which do you think has it much, much, much better in America’s open borders?

You should know! Your taxes are paying for his anchor baby welfare even as Jose Illegals enjoys a tax-free underground economy. Hey, Jose voted Democrat for more!

Last year in fact, that game was going full speed. El Salvador's remittances hit arecord $5.47 billion. Literally one out of six Salvadorans now lives in the U.S., and 680,000 of those make their home in benefit-rich California. Salvadoran politicians actually campaign for office in California, owing to the sizable number of Salvadoran voters, many of whom are here illegally., signaling that there's a lot of work to be had for the newest (and least likely to be legal) migrants in the states now, most of which is coming from California.
Here come Big Daddy, the California governor, the gringo who's already laid out a banquet of goodies for Salvadorans in California, from free health care to free education, to sanctuary state protections to enable illegals to work, coming there supposedly to find out how he can offer ... even more goodies to Salvador's uneducated lower middle classes. The idea of course is to get even more of them to come over. Big Daddy comes down with the Santa sack full of goodies. MONICA SHOWALTER

Here's a Snapshot of How Many Dangerous Criminal Illegal Aliens California Sanctuary Cities Have Released

Katie Pavlich
Posted: Jul 15, 2019 3:00 PM
Here's a Snapshot of How Many Dangerous Criminal Illegal Aliens California Sanctuary Cities Have Released
The Department of Homeland Security has released its report on quarterly numbers of ICE detainers that were issued and ignored by California sanctuary cities between January 1 and March 31 of last year. Detainers are requests made by ICE and ask local law enforcement to hold violent criminal aliens until they can be properly transferred to federal custody. Hundreds were ignored, releasing dangerous individuals onto American streets. 
"The report will highlight cases where ICE issued a detainer, the detainer was declined, and the alien subsequently committed a crime after being released from state or local custody. Because ICE is often not alerted by uncooperative jurisdictions when a detainer has been declined, and because ICE may only learn of the detainer having been declined after an alien is arrested for a subsequent offense, the cases contained in this report are examples of a broader public safety issue and are not exhaustive," the report summary states.

"Cooperation between ICE and state and local law enforcement agencies is critical to the effort to identify and arrest removable aliens and defend the nation’s security," it continues. "Every day, ICE places detainers on individuals who the agency has probable cause to believe are aliens who are removable from the United States and are currently in federal, state, and local law enforcement agency custody."
Many of the criminal aliens who were released went on to commit additional felony crimes like driving under the influence, domestic violence, armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and more.
Here are a few examples
A 32-year-old citizen of Mexico, who was previously removed by ICE on June 3, 2009, was arrested on December 28, 2017, by the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office for Shoplifting, and booked into the Monterey County Jail. On December 29, 2017, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and he was released. On February 25, 2018, he was again arrested for Burglary and Possession of Unlawful Paraphernalia and booked into the Monterey County Jail. On February 26, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but it was not honored, and he was released. On November 26, 2018, he was again arrested for Inflict Corporal Injury on Spouse, Violation of Probation, and Shoplifting, and booked into the Monterey County Jail. On November 27, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but as of the writing of this report, believes the alien has been released and remains at large.

A 38-year-old citizen of Mexico was arrested on January 17, 2018, by the Los Angeles County Sheriff for Battery on Spouse/Ex-spouse/Date/etc. On January 17, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and he was released. On April 14, 2018, he was again arrested by the Los Angeles County Sheriff for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs and booked into the Los Angeles County Jail. On April 14, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored and, as of the writing of this report, believes the alien has been released and remains at large.

A 23-year-old citizen of Mexico was arrested on March 29, 2018 by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office for Inflicting Corporal Injury on a Spouse and booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail. On March 29, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and he was released. On April 11, 2018, he was again arrested for Inflicting Corporal Injury on a Spouse and booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail. On April 11, 2018, ICE issued a detainer, but the detainer was not honored, and he was released. On January 16, 2019, he was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Assault with a Deadly Weapon and booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail. On January 16, 2019, ICE issued a detainer, but as of the writing of this report, believes the alien has been released and remains at large.
Meanwhile, Democrats in Congress continue to call for the elimination of ICE.

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