Tuesday, July 3, 2018

EXCELLENT: Draft DOJ rule would deny asylum for illegal border crossers

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The Justice Department is drafting a rule that would prevent immigrants who are criminally prosecuted for crossing the border illegally from being granted asylum, and increase scrutiny toward Central American asylum seekers, reports Vox's Dara Lind, who saw a draft of the rule.
Why it matters: Attorney General Jeff Sessions implemented the zero-tolerance policy in order to deter immigrants from unlawfully crossing the border, and instead incentivize them to apply for asylum at legal ports of entry. But this approach takes that strategy to a whole new level.
If this draft became regulation, it would likely face legal pushback. Leon Fresco, a former DOJ immigration lawyer, told Axios it would be illegal to prevent someone from obtaining asylum simply because they crossed the border without permission.
LINK: DOJ planning to tighten asylum rules
What's next: The draft is being evaluated and, once finalized, will be posted in the Federal Registrar no fewer than 90 days before the regulation is official, according to Vox.
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1 comment:

cimbri said...

This is a great idea. Everyone has to come to the port of entry to apply for asylum. Come in illegally, you're banned forever. The next step is to curtail asylum to what it's supposed to be for - people who are actually threatened for political reasons, like Julian Assange, not economic migrants.