Trump's new asylum policy a game-changer on immigration

A fortified border wall is a powerful deterrent to illegal migration.  Probably more powerful is the lure of a porous, loophole-riddled immigration system that attracts aliens who know they can live and work in America for months or years until a backlogged court system finally hears their cases.  The wall is being built, despite aggressive opposition.  Now the immigration system is getting a much needed overhaul. While the nation's capital has become consumed by the news of a potential impeachment process, scant attention has been paid to a seismic realignment of immigration policy. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) acting director Kevin McAleenan recently announced initiatives designed to effectively end "catch and release" for Central American families arriving at the border.  According to the new DHS policy, the agency will no longer be releasing family units from Border Patrol stations into the interior of...(Read Full Post)
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