Sen. Lindsey Graham is prepping a legislative package to change our asylum laws.
Graham plans to introduce legislation that would change the country’s asylum laws in an effort to stem the influx of migrants crossing the southern border.
“I’m tired of talking about this problem. I want to fix it. I think all Americans should want both parties to fix this problem. The president has correctly identified the crisis at the border, now it’s time to have a legislative solution. You need to change our laws for this to stop, so I’ll be introducing a package — and hopefully with Democratic support — that will change our asylum laws. Ninety percent of the people apply for asylum never make it, so the standard needs to change.”
Just how bad is it? Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told me emphatically that this is the “absolute worst” he’s seen it in 21 years of his work on the border. “We have never seen what we are dealing with today. It’s unprecedented and we’re in uncharted waters.”
Judd stressed the fact that while there were years where we had up to 1.5 million apprehensions during the 1990s and early 2000s, those were total arrests, not total number of people arrested. That is because almost all of those crossing were single adults from Mexico who were repatriated back to Mexico almost immediately. As such, many tried to come back again, and Border Patrol counted new arrests of the same individual multiple times. More
He is definitely right about the critical need to reform the asylum laws. Overhaul our asylum laws, do away with birthright citizenship and build the wall. Quit talking about it and get it done ASAP.
But unfortunately, the House will not support anything Graham wants to propose. They are infected with TDS and are totally blinded to the facts by it.