New DHS Policy Will Keep Asylum Seekers in Mexico

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced an agreement on December 20, 2018 with Mexico that will keep asylum seekers in Mexico until their cases are heard by an immigration judge. Under the new agreement, migrants who ask for asylum at a port of entry or illegal aliens apprehended by border patrol who ask for asylum will be issued a court date and returned to Mexico. Mexico has agreed to allow any foreign citizen with an a notice to appear in court to stay in Mexico until the date arrives.


Secretary Nielsen stated that this historic measures will bring the illegal immigration crisis under control. “We will confront this crisis head on, uphold the rule of law, and strengthen our humanitarian commitments". Aliens trying to game the system to get into our country illegally will no longer be able to disappear into the United States, where many skip their court dates. Instead, they will wait for an immigration court decision while they are in Mexico. ‘Catch and release’ will be replaced with ‘catch and return.’ In doing so, we will reduce illegal migration by removing one of the key incentives that encourages people from taking the dangerous journey to the United States in the first place. This will also allow us to focus more attention on those who are actually fleeing persecution.


“Let me be clear stated DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen: we will undertake these steps consistent with all domestic and international legal obligations, including our humanitarian commitments. We have notified the Mexican government of our intended actions. In response, Mexico has made an independent determination that they will commit to implement essential measures on their side of the border. We expect affected migrants will receive humanitarian visas to stay on Mexican soil, the ability to apply for work, and other protections while they await a U.S. legal determination.”


In exchange, the United States has pledged $10.6 billion in aid for Central American and southern Mexico. The aid is to be used for strengthening government and economic development and Central America and development aid for Mexico.


In post-midterm polling conducted by NumbersUSA, the majority of voters preferred a solution to the caravan crisis that kept migrants out of the United States. According to the poll, 58% of midterm voters support keeping migrants in Mexico while they await their asylum hearing.


Now we have to hope that some liberal judge will not say this policy is unconstitutional. As we have seen too often, liberal judges want to legislate from the bench, when that is not their responsibility.


Ward Tipton Added Dec 23, 2018 - 6:02am
I actually feel bad for my beloved Mexico, ever more so after the implementation of the purported war on competition ... I mean the war on drugs as implemented by our dear leaders. 
Dr. Rupert Green Added Dec 23, 2018 - 8:12am
OK. The move will keep those Jewish Holocaust survivors, from coming from their various South American countries, from crossing the borders and entering our countries to be welfare pimps, with their circumcised dicks to rape fair American Christian maidens.
I like the monetary incentive. How much Isreal and Egypt get? Would it help Mexico if we give them back California, Texas, and New York?
Ward Tipton Added Dec 23, 2018 - 8:26am
I believe technically at least, California rightly belongs to the British ... believe it or not. 
As for Mexico and their "La Raza Reign" ... it should be noted ... and watch their reactions when you ask them if they are Aztec or Mayan ... generally they will get angry. Hispanics ... as in Hispaniola ... are every bit as European as the much maligned white man. Furthermore, their 26 years I believe, reigning in the Southeastern US under Santa Ana, was ended by the Gentlemen's Treaty or the Treaty of Hidalgo ... not exactly as harsh as the Spanish or other European take over of the land. 
Not that I would be objectionable to pawning much of California off to anyone who would haul it away ... at least from San Fran and south ... I would be willing to toss in Vegas if they could find a way to attach it. 
New York? Isn't that like a Pizza Parlor up by Philly somewhere?
Dr. Rupert Green Added Dec 23, 2018 - 8:32am
@Ward. "New York? Isn't that like a Pizza Parlor up by Philly somewhere?'
LOL. We are both remis in our knowledge of historical geography. A little mirth and gaiety beat the angst and anguish some WBers cause others. There is no need for same, especially in this time of peace and goodwill.
Ward Tipton Added Dec 23, 2018 - 9:31am
I do not know why, but your comment actually inspired a converse reaction. I was reminded of the movie Young Guns, wherein they were forced to apologize to Billy ... and explain that they were just "hackin' on him". Charlie Sheen, in an effort to change the subject declares that "Rumor has it you killed a man Billy. What'd you kill him for?" 
"Cuz he was hackin' on me!" 
I was just hackin' on some of our brethren as it were. 
John Minehan Added Dec 23, 2018 - 10:18am
Give NY back to the Dutch . . .   who also used to be a Spanish possession. . . . .
Ward Tipton Added Dec 23, 2018 - 10:42am
Spanish were lords of the seas and the surrounding lands for a good long time ... and then in concert with the French and the English as global powers of their day. Though can we hold off on handing back Saratoga Springs? There is a Northern Irish community there and it was the only place in the US I could find real Guinness and not the dregs imported by the distributors. Fracking awesome bangers too!
Dino Manalis Added Dec 23, 2018 - 1:38pm
 Asylum seekers should apply when they're in their homelands, the problem is many aren't refugees, they wish to come to America legally and quickly.  We ought to expand legal immigration to stem illegal entry.