Saturday, May 26, 2018

NOT GOOD: Refugee Caravan Migrants Are Overwhelmingly Passing Asylum Test

AP Photo/Hans-Maximo Musielik, File
Only small fraction facing charges
More than 450 people from the illegal-immigrant caravan managed to make it into the U.S., officials told Congress on Tuesday.
Of those just 122 were arrested for jumping the border, while more than 330 others showed up at official ports of entry and demanded asylum, the officials told the House Homeland Security Committee, giving the first complete look at the effects of the caravan.
Despite the Trump administration announcing very publicly a zero-tolerance policy for the caravan, authorities have announced charges against only a small fraction of the 122 people who jumped the border.
... Of those, asylum officers have screened 216 already, and found 205 — nearly 95 percent — cleared the initial low bar of claiming a “credible fear” of being sent back to their home country, giving them an initial foothold in the U.S. ...
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