Friday, November 23, 2018

GOOD NEWS: DHS Focuses On Border Security — Not Processing Asylum Applications From Migrant Caravan

JoeBeth Terriquez, European Pressphoto Agency-EFE
President Donald Trump has mobilized a historic surge of manpower and equipment to the southern border to respond to the migrant caravan, deploying thousands of active-duty military troops, hundreds of Border Patrol agents, and miles of concertina wire to prevent what Trump has described as a possible "invasion" of the country.
But none of those efforts will change how quickly U.S. officials can process the thousands of migrants who are trying to legally present themselves at ports of entry to request asylum. Department of Homeland Security officials say their main focus is on preventing illegal border crossings, and do not plan on overhauling their operations to increase the number of asylum-seekers allowed to enter each day.
“As we have said repeatedly, being a member of a caravan doesn’t give you any special rights to enter the country,” Department of Homeland Security spokesman Katie Waldman said in a statement. “If they arrive at a Port of Entry, they will have to wait in line in keeping with the lawful processes at our ports of entry.”
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