Asylum Is the New Route to Amnesty
Illegals Claim “Credible Fear” of Drug Cartel Violence
As immigration reform steams down the track toward passage by Congress, illegals have discovered a new and safer way to enter the United States – seek asylum claiming danger from Mexican drug cartels.
Asylum requests from applicants at the U.S. Mexican border have spiked, indicating an organized effort for individuals to enter the country without risking the perils of illegal border crossings.
The epidemic of violence in Mexico perpetrated by drug cartels has been raging for years. The asylum requests use the same key words – namely a “credible fear” of drug cartels.
The asylum request is a clever ploy to exploit U.S. law. Asylum seekers file a claim and often disappear into the U.S. population. Almost all applications for asylum are rejected.
The Senate-passed Gang of Eight immigration reform bill makes asylum seeking easier through a host of loopholes that can be exploited for entry into the United States.
Fox News in Phoenix reported that border patrol agents had to close down one processing center and move the overflow of asylum-seekers to another location.
“They are being told if they come across the border, when they come up to the border and say certain words, they will be allowed into the country,” a source said. “We are being overwhelmed.”
Former U.S. attorney Pete Nunez said asylum seeking is a “huge loophole” that would “swamp the system.”
Nunez added that the effort clearly has to be orchestrated.
“It’s beyond belief that dozens or hundreds or thousands of people would simultaneously decide that they should go to the U.S. and make this claim.”
Illegals seeking asylum are placed in Immigration Court where the final decision on eligibility is made by an immigration judge.
During the course of his career, Walker has worked in Chicago, Washington DC, New York City, and Phoenix. He served as a reporter in Chicago, a press secretary and speechwriter in Washington, and in numerous positions in New York in corporate and financial services communications.
Walker is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.