House Members Demand Asylum Info from DHS

House Members Demand Asylum Info from DHS

“House Republicans are demanding information from the Department of Homeland Security about immigrants who win access to the U.S. by falsely claiming they are asylum seekers afraid to return to their home countries,” the Washington Examiner reports.

“In a letter sent Monday to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, a copy of which was obtained by the Washington Examiner, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, questioned whether illegal immigrants were being instructed on how to beat the immigration system by falsely claim they are in the U.S. to seek political asylum.”

Mickey Kaus – The Ugly Side of Open Border Arguments

“I’ve been struggling to unearth what I think is the obnoxious inegalitarian scorn that lies at the end of the devotion to seemingly free and equal open borders (on the part of the Wall Street Journal, the Cato Institute and some on the left like Matt Yglesias). A recent Twitter exchange with Cato’s immigration expert Alex Nowrasteh revealed .. well, I thought it revealed a lot,” says Mickey Kaus.

Napolitano Congratulates Self in Farewell Speech

“Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano gave a farewell speech Tuesday to praise her department for its achievements and to defend it — and herself — from the criticism over border security, immigration and preparedness that plagued her four years leading the decade-old agency,” the Huffington Post writes.

“Her speech was largely a list of achievements and struggles the department faced during her tenure, from the Boston Marathon bombing earlier this year to natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy. She called the Boston bombing a “despicable act of violence,” but said it showed how the federal government can work with local officials and communities to help improve safety.”

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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    This is beyond disgusting and disgraceful! Fraudulent asylum claims! wow! these illegals will stop at nothing to get into U.S. No doubt they are being groomed and ‘informed’by the leftist groups and other pro-illegal organizations under Obama Admin. no doubt! We need to round ’em all up and de-fund these groups, list them as domestic terrorists! On the USCIS page under Asylum, it lists four items of criteria that applicant must meet:

    Member of particular social group
    Political Opinion

    So tell me, how does fleeing your country from cartel make an illegal ‘qualify’ for Asylum? This is so absurd!

    Snowden got Asylum for fear of persecution from U.S. government, but cartel is not government. Anyone explain to me how its possible? This is another perverted interpretation of the law to benefit these illegals and its costing us taxpayers millions because they are placed in plush hotels, i’ve read until case is heard before a judge.

    …just when you thought it could not get worse! the new amnesty is asylum!

    FAIR, what can we do to stop this? Surely there must be legal channels. Injunction? Something must be mandated to prevent or halt asylum claims NOW,otherwise it will spiral out of control and these illegals will flood the system just as they did before.

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    You have to read the exchange between Alex Nowrasteh and Mickey Kaus. Nowrasteh, who favors massive importation of labor, admits that it would lower wages for those American workers at the bottom. But his solution for them, his “help”, no kidding, is to “shame” them for their poor life decisions to get them to do better. So if you cannot afford college or simply do not have the ability, Nowrasteh says you have to pay the price for that and lowered wages are YOUR fault.

    Just a few days ago, Michael Bloomberg, who also favors work visas at all levels, was suggesting that to get ahead in a company you had to do things like take “fewer bathroom breaks”. The arrangement between worker and employer is supposed to be that you produce for the company and in return you get a decent salary and benefits. But hey, better sit at your desk until you’re ready to wet your pants, or Bloomberg thinks you should be replaced. Is there any difference between the robber barons of old and Bloomberg, Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and all the other billionaires who want mass issuance of work visas so they can save salary money? Save at your expense of course.

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      Just to add to this, why is that so-called “nativist” groups like FAIR are the ones actually concerned about the poorest Americans, and liberals are supporting the Senate “comprehensive reform” bill that will flood this country with the cheap labor that business wants, at the expense of those same poorest Americans?

      Or is it the same thing as the Sierra Club, when one of it’s biggest donors told them he would withdraw his support if they went back to advocating what they did in the 1980s? Which was, lower immigration to preserve our environment.