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Can we “fix” asylum immigration?

December 4, 2018

According to the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) there are nearly 700,000 asylum-related cases backlogged in the system at present. That’s nearly  2100 cases for each one of the approximately 334 judges.

That’s not something the people encouraging Central Americans to join “caravans” are advertising.

Obviously the more people that decide to head for the U.S. border the more that number potentially increases.

That isn’t to say none of these cases are being heard. The CIS article estimates that based on the first two quarters of the year, the courts are on track to decide on 182,000 cases this year.

Over and above the caravan members that made it to Tijuana last month, the Border Patrol is reported  to have detained 90,000 people since the latest caravan left their home country in October.

That’s nearly 100,000 illegal immigrants being potentially pushed into our court system in less than 90 days.

There have been requests to double the number of immigration court judges, but at the rate of illegal entrants above, that’s still going to be woefully short of enough.

Obviously not all of these people have credible claims for asylum, and are never going to be docketed into any court calendar.

Those are the people who jump the border and drop children over the border from the height of a two-story building.

Somehow, we need to get the word out south of the border (WAY south) that the open border mouthpieces, socialists, cartels and coyotes are lying to would-be immigrants.

As Musings noted before, some of the best advertising will be done by disenchanted caravan members who return to their own countries, provided that they are allowed to inform their countrymen and women.

Maybe we should be spending the money we have been sending to Central America, and use it for better PR at the source of the problem.

From → op-ed

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