Thursday, April 25, 2019

William Barr’s Asylum Rule Is Common-Sense Border Enforcement

Loren Elliott/Reuters
Denying bond to those who try to enter illegally but then claim asylum is reasonable deterrence, not cruelty.
For the Trump administration’s critics, it’s just the latest manifestation of the extreme anti-immigrant sentiment that has run amuck in the White House and the Department of Justice. Attorney General William Barr’s decision to deny bond to many asylum seekers held in custody, overturning a policy that had been in place for 14 years, sounds cruel as well as unfair. Lawyers and immigration activists are howling, saying the ruling will prevent judges from considering the merits of each bond motion individually and lead to the indefinite imprisonment of many immigrants who have a legitimate fear of harm or persecution in their home countries and ought to be allowed to stay in the United States.
But the hysteria over Barr’s move, which advocates hope will reach the level of furor that the outcry over family separation did, is unwarranted. Once you get beyond the headlines, it’s clear that what Barr is doing is not only legal and appropriate but also necessary.
The Border Patrol’s resources have been stretched to the limit as large numbers of migrants from Central America have been crossing the southern border. Some of these individuals request asylum at a port of entry, which is the preferred process. But others enter the country illegally and claim asylum only when they are caught.
Read the rest from Jonathan S. Tobin HERE.

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