OpEd: Mexico Cares More Than Democrats About Fixing The Border Crisis

As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following opinion editorial written by RJ Hauman and published by DAILYCALLER.COM. 

There is a full-blown crisis at the southern border. Just last month, 144,000 people entered our country illegally, the majority of which were families with children. Due to loopholes in our asylum system and a lack of necessary detention space, most of these people were quickly released into American communities. The inevitable result is that more keep coming each month.

President Trump is doing all he can. Thanks to his threat to impose tariffs, Mexico has agreed to take unprecedented actions to help stop our crisis. They have agreed to ramp up their border security efforts, including the deployment of 6,000 National Guard troops to their southern border.

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Furthermore, this agreement is designed to reduce abuse of our asylum system. Mexico has agreed to take back Central Americans who have come into our country and applied for asylum, and have them remain in Mexico while we consider their requests.

Even more importantly, the final language of the agreement may include some sort of provision that requires asylum seekers to request protection in the first safe country they arrive in. Adoption of this provision, similar to one in place with Canada, will eliminate the practice of migrants bypassing countries where they will be beyond the reach of their own governments.

The purpose of asylum is to protect people who are in peril, not to provide them with the most economically advantageous landing spot. Since the vast majority of migrants are not bon a fide refugees, but rather economic migrants, such a provision would offer a huge deterrent to asylum abuse.

Now it’s Congress’s turn to do its job and actually close the loopholes in our asylum system that are truly driving this crisis. Right now, Mexico has done more to stop this crisis than lawmakers in Washington, as President Trump noted sardonically in a tweet.

RJ Hauman is director of government relations at Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).

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