President Trump bars those entering U.S. illegally from seeking asylum

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The New York Times reports that yesterday, invoking national security powers to protect the United States against threats from abroad, the Trump administration announced new immigration rules giving the President new authority to deny asylum to “migrants” who illegally cross the border.

Breitbart reports that the new policy covers the “migrants” in the three caravans that are moving northwards, and all other migrants who cross the border illegally.

Officials indicated that President Trump will issue a proclamation today, and that the new rules will overhaul longstanding asylum laws. Once Trump makes a proclamation identifying who is barred, the new rule would be immediately applied. Officials said “migrants” could apply for two other smaller programs that are much less likely to allow them to stay.

The denial of political asylum to those entering the U.S. illegally is sure to be challenged in court. Omar Jadwat, the director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, said:

“The law is clear: people can apply for asylum whether or not they’re at a port of entry, and regardless of their immigration status. The president doesn’t get to ignore that law, even if he dislikes it.”

This is what the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website says about asylum and refugee status:

Refugee status or asylum may be granted to people who have been persecuted or fear they will be persecuted on account of race, religion, nationality, and/or membership in a particular social group or political opinion.


Refugee status is a form of protection that may be granted to people who meet the definition of refugee and who are of special humanitarian concern to the United States. Refugees are generally people outside of their country who are unable or unwilling to return home because they fear serious harm. For a legal definition of refugee, see section 101(a)(42) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

You may seek a referral for refugee status only from outside of the United States. For more information about refugees, see the Refugees section.


Asylum status is a form of protection available to people who:

  • Meet the definition of refugee
  • Are already in the United States
  • Are seeking admission at a port of entry

USCIS’s webpage on “Asylum” says:

Every year people come to the United States seeking protection because they have suffered persecution or fear that they will suffer persecution due to:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Membership in a particular social group
  • Political opinion

If you are eligible for asylum you may be permitted to remain in the United States. To apply for Asylum, file a Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, within one year of your arrival to the United States. There is no fee to apply for asylum.

You may include your spouse and children who are in the United States on your application at the time you file or at any time until a final decision is made on your case. To include your child on your application, the child must be under 21 and unmarried. For more information see our Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal page.

What ACLU lawyer Jadwat does not address is that President Trump is invoking national security as the justification for barring illegal border-crossers from seeking political asylum.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen and Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker said in a statement yesterday:

Consistent with our immigration laws, the President has the broad authority to suspend or restrict the entry of aliens into the United States if he determines it to be in the national interest to do so. Today’s rule applies this important principle to aliens who violate such a suspension or restriction regarding the southern border imposed by the President by invoking an express authority provided by Congress to restrict eligibility for asylum. Our asylum system is overwhelmed with too many meritless asylum claims from aliens who place a tremendous burden on our resources, preventing us from being able to expeditiously grant asylum to those who truly deserve it.

Today, we are using the authority granted to us by Congress to bar aliens who violate a Presidential suspension of entry or other restriction from asylum eligibility.

According to new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) data, less than 10% of the migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border from Central America have legitimate asylum claims. (Breitbart)

The thousands of “caravan migrants” relentlessly marching/bussing/trucking to America’s southern border have proven themselves to be violent and determined to crash national borders. The “caravan migrants” are invaders and a clear and present threat to U.S. national security. See:

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20 responses to “President Trump bars those entering U.S. illegally from seeking asylum

  1. Here come the liberal, leftis, progressive, socialist, judges. ruth buzzy ginsburg soon part ways, and maybe before they can clog up the President’s schedule. Get that next Trump appointee a lot of this liberal gibberish that’s been forced on this nation will be undone.

  2. How will we have the glorious comrade’s collective utopia without future democrat voters who will vote for a living or lose the free shit?
    We need George Clooney or Alec Baldwin for president or the paradise will never happen.
    How dare the Trumpsführer deny these poor downtrodden children from entering the land of endless free milk and honey.
    Everyone on earth has the right to come to America. We don’t have any debt or sad sack people who were born here that need help, we need open borders or there won’t be unicorns and magic chocolate fountains for all.

  3. Number #1 reason for environmental degradation is human population growth which is driven exclusively in “Western” nations by immigration. That environmentalists, conservationists, ecologists, botanists, entomologists, biologists, etc , and the “Warmists” do not speak out against the #1 factor, means that they are brainwashed automatons who have Orwellian “Doublethink”, and their leadership and organizations have been hijacked by evil genocidal cultural Marxist/Bolsheviks intent on not only destroying our environment, but our cultures, societies, nations, and us!

    • You have really put your ginger on it. Here is Ca. the commie Brown just signed the law that will put us on permanent our water restriction all while continuing to welcome almost a half a million new immigrants a year. That really makes sense doesn’t it? Not enough water for everyone but you deliberately do the very thing that will place a bigger burden on the resources. The other issue is that each of these Mexicans have and average of 6 kids while the liberals scream that the world is overpopulated- oh but I forgot, that only applies to White people having babies.

      Meanwhile out of 11 or so propositions that were on the ballot here I think there was only one that went they way I voted. The liberal voters voted against improving and increasing the water infrastructure here. They voted to spend money on just about everything else, but stick their heads in the sand with this one- consist ant with everything you spoke of above. Compassion for everyone except old White folks- they also denied retired folks to transfer their property tax rate on proposition 5.

      • @Lana,
        Yes I have been pointing out for years that mass immigration (Kalergi Plan invasion) destroys our open spaces & wildlife, increases pollution, environmental degradation, and those horrible green house gases that cause “Globull Warming”. Now when pointing that out to brainwashed greenies, they usually do not answer, because their Monarch Slave Liberal programming cannot compute that truth, and if they ponder it to much they may short circuit out like a Stepford robotoid.
        I used to bring that up in my science classes, and was generally despised by the stupid Bolshevik faculty, and most of the brainwashed student body because of it. I would show them that our assigned class books all stated that. My connecting the dots with mass immigration, as Western populations had stabilized by the 1960’s, with immigration causing the population growth, really hit the nail on the head so to speak, exposing them as liars and frauds for supporting mass invasion immigration. Many of these environmental groups were taken over by cultural Marxist operatives, and discussing or speaking out against immigration, forbidden. Thus to the mass of the easily beguiled, if the various environmental groups do not speak out against immigration, it must not be bad for the environment,wildlife, “globull warming” etc etc

  4. Kelleigh Nelson

    Had the Republicans kept the House (no thanks to Ryan) I wouldn’t feel as badly as I do. But right now I’m thinking we’re in one helluva mess.

  5. Lost the house (did repubs really lose, or was it rigged/stolen), dems in process of stealing senate… And it won’t take but 1 or 2 days for some dem/lib/commy judge to rule against this, making it null and void.

  6. Omar, go back to tent making. A minefield in front of the border will bar any point of entry for those seeking asylum. Too bad.

  7. Out! Out! Out! ¡Fuera! ¡Fuera! ¡Fuera!

  8. This is a reason to breath a sigh of relief, and give thanks to the Lord.

  9. Trump should also deny asylum here to those who refused asylum in Mexic0, which is all of them. First country, right? Follow the law! They don’t give a crap about asylum; they just want in, bringing their third world with them.

    • On top of all that, Gold, they’ve TWICE requested busses from the UN (denied) to bring them to the US border instead of walking the rest of the way. CAN YOU IMAGINE THE GALL it takes to ask the UN to aid and abet your illegal entry into the USA, while refusing to accept the asylum and aid offered by Mexico? AND….can you imagine the day when the UN says “yes” to these requests? IT will be in effect an all-out globally-assisted invasion of our country….we’d be SUNK in a matter of a year or so with the masses of arrivals who immediately are adjudicated, by our left-wing-nuthouse judges and “Free” lawyers, every entitlement program from soup to nuts.

  10. Our President is doing the right thing and all he can do to protect us. Do all these liberal nuts that are working so hard to prove that they are for the little guy and the down trodden and how anti immigration laws they are, even think for one minute when the numbers change and they are no longer in charge and suddenly finding themselves in the minority that all these illegal invaders won’t squash them like the bugs they are? Do they really think they and only they will be exempt from being tossed out of their own country? Idiots.
    This isn’t about a few coming here out of fear, this is a well planned take over. We have a flourishing country and they have allowed theirs to be destroyed. Wait until they turn on each other because none of them will do the work to make it succeed and they will all want to be King.

  11. These illegal invaders should never be allowed to enter the country in the first place. Step on foot on U.S. soil illegally and be shot. Plain and simple. Enough of this crap.

  12. Works for me.

  13. How do the Socialists/Liberals/Democrats believe these mobs coming to our Border have ANY of OUR Rights? They’re NOT US Citizens,so the ONLY rights they have are basic human rights,and THOSE are questionable.
    And,as Goldbug said,Mexico offered them asylum and they turned it down,so they,in effect,said they DON’T need asylum.
    I’m picturing them getting stopped at our border,not being able to go home,creating tent cities along the border where crime and disease will be the rule and they’ll only stop trying to sneak across when they start being shot at the border. Of course THAT will make the Socialists’/Liberals’/Democrats heads explode en masse…..

  14. Trump on Obama and the military today:

  15. Too many third world migrants will do nothing but make us another third world country.

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