TIJUANA, MEXICO - APRIL 29: Members of a caravan of Central Americans who spent weeks traveling across Mexico walk from Mexico to the U.S. side of the border to ask authorities for asylum on April 29, 2018 in Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico. More than 300 immigrants, the remnants of a caravan of Central Americans that journeyed across Mexico to ask for asylum in the United States, have reached the border to apply for legal entry. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

The caravan of migrants from Central America seeking entry into the United States has illustrated many problems in our immigration system.

First, the migrants were aided and abetted by the Mexican government, which issued them transit or humanitarian visas as they traveled north to make it to the United States. Second, they were encouraged by open-borders activists, who agitated against U.S. immigration law and met the caravan when it arrived.

But the third and biggest problem is their exploitation of the asylum/refugee system. The caravan members are applying for asylum in large numbers. At least 158 have been allowed into the country for initial asylum interviews with U.S. immigration officers. Another 70 or so remain on the Mexican side of the border.

When an otherwise-illegal alien comes to the United States, he can claim political asylum when he gets here. Asylum applications from nationals of countries with rampant government persecution of particular ethnic groups or religions are expected. But the fact that these caravan members are claiming asylum is remarkable. They come predominantly from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

To obtain asylum, an alien must demonstrate a “well-founded fear of persecution” in his country of origin, based on race, nationality, religion, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. Furthermore, the persecution must be by agents of the government or must occur with the complicity of the government.

It appears that the vast majority of aliens in the caravan are claiming asylum simply based on the fact that they lived in poverty or in crime-ridden areas. They offered reasons such as “unemployment,” “gang threats,” or “fear of crime” for their asylum claims. But those are not valid bases for seeking asylum. If being poor or living in a crime-ridden country were enough to gain asylum, then the majority of people in the developing world would be entitled to it.

But that’s exactly what the open-borders activists assisting the caravan appear to want. One group, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice, or “CLUE,” declared that, “They are coming here because they are desperate due to conditions created by the United States….”

They even sent immigration attorneys to coach the aliens on how to best make an asylum application. Of course, a person who is truly seeking refuge from persecution by the government of his home country doesn’t need coaching. All he needs to do is truthfully tell his story to a U.S. immigration official.

Many aliens make up bogus stories of persecution in order to bolster their claims of asylum. Sometimes U.S. immigration officials are able to determine that such stories are fabricated, but often the aliens will succeed in fraudulently obtaining asylum.

A final problem is that the majority of asylum claimants are allowed to roam the United States for multiple years while their asylum claims are being adjudicated. They are also able to obtain employment authorization while their claims are pending.

Others disappear into the fabric of the country and fail to show up for their asylum hearings. But for them, simply getting across the border is mission accomplished. They figure that they can live illegally in the United States without much difficulty.

The Trump Administration has responded to the caravan appropriately – by sending additional Justice Department attorneys and immigration judges to the area to adjudicate the asylum claims quickly. This will reduce the risk that the asylum applicants disappear while their asylum claims languish for years.

Chances are, most of the applications will be rejected. Between 2011 and 2016, more than 75 percent of the asylum applications from Hondurans, Salvadorans, and Guatemalans were rejected.

But all it takes is one erroneous decision by an activist court (such as the Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals) to redefine the legal requirements for asylum to include some types of economic or crime-based distress. That seems to be what some in caravan are hoping for. That, or the possibility that they can disappear into the United States while their claims are being adjudicated. And if Congress passes an amnesty for illegal aliens someday, they will be waiting to get it.

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 Kavanaugh Accuser Donated   To Hillary Clinton  10 Times,  60+ Liberal Groups 

Reportedly attempted to conceal political activity by scrubbing social media accounts

Over the weekend, a name and face were added to the previously anonymous sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, which is now threatening to derail his nomination. Those looking to obstruct Kavanaugh’s confirmation certainly saved their best for last, as the prior attempts included pathetic stunts such as:

– Claiming to file perjury charges against Kavanaugh, which only Jeff Sessions would have the ability to file.

– Packing the hearings with hysterical protesters, resulting in hundreds of arrests.

– Threatening female Republicans with extortion.

– Cory Booker comparing himself to Spartacus, the escaped slave who led a revolt against the Romans.

The identity of the accuser was revealed as Christine Blasey Ford, who has agreed testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ford reportedly made the allegations back in July in a letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein, and Feinstein waited until it was close to the vote to confirm Kavanaugh before making the accusations public.

There’s a record of Ford making the accusation in a 2012 therapy session, though Kavanaugh isn’t named in the session notes that Ford gave to the press. Ford alleges that in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh entered a room drunk, pinned her to a bed, and groped her over her clothing. Kavanaugh “categorically denied” the allegations.View image on Twitter

Fin Gomez @finnygo   NEW: Statement from Judge Brett Kavanaugh:

There is a slight discrepancy in the account Ford provided in her letter to Feinstein and in her therapist’s notes, but that could simply be due to an error on her therapists part.

There are however some other questions that need to be answered which call into question Ford’s motives.

As Grabien reported, they include:

1. Why Ford deleted her public social media accounts before revealing herself.

Ford deleted all of her public social media before she came forward, making it difficult to see the advocacy and partisanship she was engaged in the time leading up to her making her allegation public. Of course, Ford may simply value her privacy, but the act of deleting her public postings will inevitably make some wonder what she didn’t want seen.

2. That Ford may have an unrelated grudge against Kavanaugh, as his mother, once a circuit court judge, ruled against Ford’s parents.

In August 1996, Christine Blasey Ford’s parents, Paula and Ralph Blasey, were foreclosed upon. Kavanaugh’s mom, Martha, was then serving as a judge on the Montgomery Country Circuit Court, and she ruled against Christine Ford’s parents.

3. That Ford is a Democrat who donates to left-wing causes, attended the anti-Trump March for Science, and previously signed an open letter challenging Trump’s border policy.

Ford is a political activist who has made dozens of donations to left-wing causes. According to OpenSecrets, she has made more than 60 donations to liberal causes, with almost four dozen to the pro-abortion group, Emily’s List, alone. Ford also donated to the DNC, Hillary Clinton (more than 10 times), Bernie Sanders, and the progressive organizing group ActBlue.

Ford likewise attended the anti-Trump March for Science, where she wore a hat knitted like a human brain, but inspired by the feminist “pussy hats” worn at the Women’s Marches. Ford also added her name to an open letter from health professionals who argued the U.S. border policy resulting in temporary separation of some families was harmful to children’s development.

There’s no statute of limitations on sexual assault in Maryland, where she claims that the assault happened. Rather than go to the police, Ford went to Dianne Feinstein. If her accusations are true, she should immediately file a police report against Kavanaugh and take him to trial. If she doesn’t, perhaps that’s because she knows the consequences of filing a false police report.

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