Bummer: Most Illegals Seeking Asylum Are Denied

Perhaps someone should let them know this fact before they spend all that time and money making the long trek, something to rebut the Liberal Open Borders advocates who incent them to make the trek

Migrants risk it all seeking asylum. The answer in court is almost always ‘no.’

The road to “no” meanders through deserts, skids into rivers and cleaves mountain passes. It tumbles out of Honduras and Guatemala, snakes up through Mexico and slips into far western Texas.

The road to “no” stinks of sweat from days without showers in cramped Texas holding cells and of rancid breath from the mouths of migrant detainees who say they were denied toothbrushes and toothpaste.

Well, if they did it through the normal, lawful method of applying for citizenship and following the steps, or even just applying for asylum at a U.S. facility in their home or another country, they wouldn’t have to worry about, right?

But, for migrants seeking asylum to enter the United States through West Texas and eastern New Mexico, it frequently ends in the same place — inside a warren of spare federal courtrooms in downtown El Paso, where some of America’s most immovable immigration judges say “no” to migrant asylum seekers in droves. Winning asylum from an El Paso judge is close to impossible, local immigration advocates and lawyers say. One judge in the court rejected 98.8 percent of asylum requests over a recent five-year period, according to an analysis by Syracuse University.

Because most aren’t eligible for asylum.

They stream northward with seemingly little understanding of the U.S. laws governing asylum. Only a legitimate fear of persecution related to political opinions, race, religion, nationality or membership in particular social group opens the door to potential refuge, not economic deprivation or dangerous living conditions in their home countries.

Asylum claims along the border have nearly quadrupled from 43,000 in 2013 to 162,000 in 2018. Only a fraction of the migrants apprehended at the border make asylum claims, but they can still clog the courts with lengthy and complex legal showdowns. Trump administration officials have said less than 20 percent of asylum requests by migrants from the Northern Triangle nations of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are granted by the courts, and have suggested that the low rate is evidence that most of the claims are meritless.

Well, again, perhaps the Open Borders advocates should stop inviting them and cajoling them to just show up at the border, sometimes stopping and demanding at a port of entry, sometimes crossing illegally. Really, if you think about it, this is counter-productive to their push to get those currently residing illegally in the United States, and especially for the so-called Dreamers, legal status up to citizenship. For one thing, if the focus is on those showing up, it’s not on those currently here. For another, that same focus will cause people to say “why should we give any sort of legal status to those here illegally when it will entice others to come?” Notice, Democrats almost never talk about a legal pathway for those here now. Rarely do they talk about DACA and the Dreamers. They’re just hurting their own cause.


The media pushing a narrative doesn’t help convince people, either, especially when they actually find out the real news.

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13 Responses to “Bummer: Most Illegals Seeking Asylum Are Denied”

  1. Dana says:

    You’re right: it is a bummer that most asylum seekers are turned down. It should be that all asylum seekers are denied!

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      dana typed: “It should be that all asylum seekers are denied!”

      Should the US have denied ALL the Jews seeking asylum before WWII, instead of only denying most of them?

      • formwiz says:

        As always, he lies.

        The law was such, strict quotas were placed even on refugees. After Germany’s annexation of Austria, and with the advice of the State Department, a group of Jewish congressmen met and decided not to introduce any new legislation to expand immigration to aid Jewish refugees.

      • Kye says:

        Different times, different needs. Can’t compare the two.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Reuters did not claim it was a US soldier. In fact, they described him as member of the Mexican National Guard.

    • david7134 says:

      So what? They ‘re all filth, you have said that multiple times.

    • formwiz says:

      Again, he lies.

      Reuters photo captures Guatemalan mother begging soldier to let her enter U.S

      That, of course, was the implication of the twit, and there is nothing in the twit to make anyone think otherwise.

      The whole thing was faked, as the comments attest:

      1- NO DIRT on the WHITE bottoms of that kids shoes, for having supposedly traveled from Guatemala.

      2- They are supposed to have come from Guatemala with absolutely nothing but the clothes they’re wearing.. NOTHING?

      3- Why are they wearing pants and sweaters in July?

      What lies are you going to tell about the SCUS decision?

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Rather than rely on imagined “implications”, one could read what was written:

      “Ledy Perez fell to her haunches, a clenched hand covering her face as she wept, an arm clutching her small 6-year-old son, who glared defiantly at the Mexican National Guard soldier blocking them from crossing into the United States.”

      Cons have become such hypersensitive snowflakes; always on the lookout for potential offense.

      • formwiz says:

        But how many people saw the article and how many just saw the twit?

        That was what was intended. Pictures speak 10,000 words and they intended for most people to just see the picture. This is how Lefties lie all the time.

        Cons have become such hypersensitive snowflakes; always on the lookout for potential offense.

        True because the Con here is you.

        That’s what liars do.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          So you read the comments but not the article? You trust an angry commenter more than the journalist?

          TEACH posted this lie from “Col” BenBannister to further outrage his school of hypersensitive covians. You took the bait. Mission Accomplished!

          The NuCons have become such “victims”!

          • Kye says:

            I don’t think “covian” means what you think it means. Anyway, who cares about this illegal and her kid? Send them back. We don’t need them. Not our problem. And in case you haven’t noticed they aren’t even in the United States. They are Mexico’s problem. So what are you so fired up about? Go tell it to the Mexicans and see what that gets you.

  3. Dana says:

    Look at this woman: she has nothing! If allowed into te United States, she and her child will be nothing but welfare recipients. We do not need them here!

    Let them suck up some other country’s welfare benefits.

    • Kye says:

      But she and her extended family sure and soon to follow will make great Democrat voters (legal or illegal, citizen or not, felons or not). Then we can expect more and more creatures like Cotex and her harpy squad elected until the foreigners run the country.

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