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July 19, 2014 - 7:32 am
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It’s funny how we have to find this stuff out from Congress and not the administration.

A House Judiciary Committee report states that 65% of illegal alien children who have entered the U.S. this year have already been given asylum — without appearing before a judge. Once granted asylum, the border jumper is eligible for all welfare programs — including Obamacare.

Now, before you burst a blood vessel, you can relax. According to the Department of Homeland Security, 70% of asylum cases contain “proven or possible fraud.”

What a trusting government we have! Don’t you wish the IRS worked that way?

Byron York:

Now, new numbers released by the House Judiciary Committee show the “vast majority” of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum are granted it before even appearing before a judge. “Information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that shows 65 percent of unaccompanied alien minors’ asylum applications have been immediately approved by asylum officers in Fiscal Year 2014,” says a Judiciary Committee statement. “And this is just the first bite of the apple. Many more cases can be approved later. Where an asylum officer does not approve the application, it is then referred to an immigration judge where the applicant can try again. If that fails, they can continue to appeal their case.”
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The Judiciary Committee says asylum approval rates have “increased dramatically” under the Obama administration. Overall, according to the committee statement, “Approval rates by asylum officers have increased from 28 percent in 2007 to 46 percent in 2013 and approval rates by immigration judges in affirmative cases have increased from 51 percent in 2007 to 74 percent in 2013.” And that does not count appeals.

“Once individuals are granted asylum,” the report notes, “they have access to all major federal welfare programs.”

Complicating matters, according to the committee, is the rate of fraud in asylum cases. The committee says “an internal Department of Homeland Security report” has shown that “at least 70 percent of asylum cases contain proven or possible fraud.”

“President Obama’s refusal to crack down on rampant asylum fraud is one of the many reasons we are witnessing a surge of Central Americans seeking to enter the U.S. illegally at the border,” said the Judiciary Committee chairman, Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte, in a statement. “New data showing that the vast majority of Central Americans’ asylum claims are immediately approved will only worsen the situation along our southern border by encouraging more to come and take advantage of the situation.”

Gee. Ya think? I guess the “my dog ate my proof that I deserve asylum” excuse is working pretty well.

I am perplexed. Why not just announce to the entire world that you can come to America and be granted asylum if you’re from anywhere there is violence, drugs, gangs, or bad weather? Why talk tough about sending these kids home and then turn around and grant them what amounts to blanket asylum?

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um. the kids---you get that there are bi-lingual clerks at hospitals that help the parents of these kids get benefits? at least if they are born here- the bi-lingual clerks at catholic hospitals will help the illegal immigrant mom get housing, food, school supplies, stuff like that? You know this, right?

This happens in my neighborhood. Guys are pretty open about "my wife is illegal...." and so on.
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We can never send them back? What's that, the Fourth Law of Thermodynamics? Of course we can send them back, via a law to repatriate them within 30 days of its passage. Demand it of every Republican candidate going forward, especially the presidential hopefuls of 2016.
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and libs don't seem to care one bit, about making their children indentured servants for life to pay the bills.

OOPS forgot, libs don't see this as a problem because the government will pay for them, as if the govenrment has any money save that it gets from taxes.
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Everything is going according to plan.
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The solution is to cut off the dole completely.
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So let me see if I understand this political math... we have
320 million citizens
100 million don't / can't work
4.2 million people work for the federal government including military
6.9 million people in prison

leaving 208.9 million working in the private sector

Sure lets add 500 thousand people per year... Oh did I mention they get full services. They maybe eligible for the ACA but they cant pay for it either, wait I forget they don't have to.

To quote Homer Simpson: How can we lose.
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Gee. Ya think? I guess the “my dog ate my proof that I deserve asylum” excuse is working pretty well.

It has worked well for the IRS so far. Why wouldn't others try it also.
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".... it is far more likely that these kids will become part of a permanent underclass — on the public dole for their entire lives."
And, it follows like night after day, future Democrat voters in perpetuity.

Day after day we read about so many of these [extra-] legal finesses, but they're not enough honest Democrats in the U.S. Senate to vote for their Nation instead of their personal tenure. They don't dare upset their silver gravy tray.

This should be the ultimate public bi-partisan-end-disgust with politicians in general.

Some way needs to be found to hold the Democrats in the U.S.Senate personally responsible as named individuals for Obama's dictatorship until they vote for Obama's conviction.

A similar albatross should be hanging from the necks of the Republicans for dilly-dallying in all of their B.S. ways to avoid setting up the Impeachment process in case it will set off an emotional anti-Republican vote efforts.

It takes real brass to be an elected politician....more each year.
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This abuse of Asylum claims (refugee status) has flooded all the European nations with Third Worlders. Australia is seriously considering pulling out of the UN Agreement on Refugees, because of this fraudulent abuse.
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The Aussies seem always to exhibit great and prompt and courageous common sense on so many matters as they crop up.
We need to look to them for inspiration.
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Makes my eye twitch.
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Probably the only country in the world that's intentionally trying to increase the number of the poor it has.
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I don't know. France has done a pretty good job of it.
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