Many Border Migrants ‘Are Not Legitimate Asylum Seekers’

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Many of the migrants from Central American countries seeking asylum in the U.S. “are not legitimate asylum seekers.” That’s because the mere fear of violence alone isn’t enough to qualify legally under U.S. law, former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) acting Director Thomas Homan said Tuesday night on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”

Trump administration officials are trying to limit the number of migrants seeking asylum and are urging them to turn back by implementing a “metering” policy requiring the migrants to make their claim at a port of entry.

But Homan argued that “most of these people are not legitimate asylum seekers,” as “violence is not a claim for asylum, and 90 percent of them will lose it.”

“What the politicians ought to be doing — rather than going out there and pulling a political ploy like they’re doing — they ought to be here in Washington, D.C., fixing the loopholes in our immigration laws that causes these caravans to even exist in the first place,” Homan suggested.- READ MORE

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