Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has called for steps to stop the abuse of our asylum laws by illegal aliens. He observed:
“Asylum is only for those who fear persecution on the basis of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.
“But what happened is that word got out that you could game the system. People found out that you could apply for asylum and then get a work authorization in the United States while you waited for a court date. That might take years—and you could disappear before that ever happened anyway.
“Word got out that you could cross the border illegally, live here as an illegal alien—and then, if you got caught, you could just claim asylum.”
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