The asylum fiasco at the border and the various illegal Biden Regime Administrative Amnesties are wearing on the popularity of our senile fraudulently elected President. The Regime is quietly implementing many aspects of the Trump policies on the border, including a safe-third-country requirement to the current asylum application and suddenly endorsing the Federale solution to the border, Expedited Removal (ER). Concurrently the illegal Biden Regime is quietly letting it be known that they have a legislative proposal in the drafting stage deep in the bowels of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policy development offices.
The proposal is a bait-and-switch, promising custody and quick removal by ER based on citizenship and the asylum approval rate; i.e., Chinese asylum claimants will be released or even put up in a comfy hotel based on high levels of asylum approval while Hondurans will get jailed, then removed under ER.
U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is developing a sweeping bill that would revamp the country’s asylum system to speed up the resolution of claims in large-scale processing centers at the border with Mexico, two U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials told Reuters.
[U.S. Officials Prepping Legislation To Revamp Asylum System, by Ted Hesson, Reuters, February 9, 2023]
Ostensibly reasonable, use a triage system to weed out the worst of the lies and concentrate on adjudicating the most likely asylum claims to be approved. But the devil is in the details. What is being presented as a reasonable compromise has its own problems, mostly because the lie in immigration bills is based on some sort of trade-off, as the 1986 Amnesty was presented; trade amnesty for less than a million in exchange for future enforcement. What happened was no funding for the future enforcement and the number more than doubled to more than three million amnesty recipients, half or more of whom were fraudulent.
Here we get the promise of a compromise.
Those with better chances would potentially be housed in apartments or less restrictive settings than a detention center, the two officials said. Migrants deemed less likely to win asylum could be processed and deported quickly. In the 2022 fiscal year, for example, 53% of Chinese asylum seekers won their cases in immigration court while only 8% of Hondurans did, according to government data.
The reality is that the DHS has not defined what will be the level of historic approval which will result in the free apartment and kid glove treatment versus jail and deportation. Will it be a 50% approval rate, a 25% approval rate? Likely only outliers like Hondurans will get the ER treatment, while the 99% of other asylum applicants will get the free hotel or apartment.
Worse yet, the Biden Regime already has a Administrative Amnesty for asylum seekers, much like the previous Obama Regime Asylum Amnesty, being implemented, basically just approving every application by the Deep State hacks in the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Office of Asylum.
The real issue is that these asylum changes will just be implemented without legislation, using the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) precedent. DACA bills were constantly failing, as this bill will, so Barack Hussein Obama created the first formal Administrative Amnesty, implementing the failed DACA legislation by administrative fiat. Nothing to stop the Biden Regime going in that direction when the bill fails in the Republican House.
At this point, the Biden Regime is just going through the motions of proposing legislation. Whether it be student loan forgiveness or various Administrative Amnesties, the Biden Regime has never let a lack of lawful authority keep it from doing something.