What happens when the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives refuses to secure the southern border?
Simple… give CBP (Customs and Border Patrol) agents the legal authority to make on-the-spot authority to decide if any given would-be immigrant caught in the commission of entering the United States illegally is legitimately seeking valid asylum/refugee status, or just another illegal alien seeking wreak havoc on our economy, judicial backlog, and social services safety net.
According to two trusted sources of the Washington Examiner, who spoke on the grounds of anonymity, that’s exactly what’s happening.
As penned by reporter Anna Giaritelli of the Washington Examiner;
The Department of Homeland Security is racing to implement a plan that would give federal law enforcement on the border the authority to conduct interviews with asylum seekers who fear returning to their home countries, according to two sources with firsthand knowledge of the plan.
Under the pending procedural change, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers would train Border Patrol agents on the southern border how to conduct “credible fear interviews,” which immigrants must pass to go on to claim asylum. Agents would conduct the interviews shortly after apprehending people who have illegally crossed from Mexico to the U.S.
The Trump administration is pushing to start agent training “ASAP,” according to one official.
The proposal has some downsides. For instance, there likely would be fewer Border Patrol agents performing law enforcement duties while undergoing training. But that would be offset by an overall decline of undocumented immigrants seeking refuge in the U.S.
“If that gets rolled out and we actually start deporting people within a timely manner, you’re going to see the numbers drop exponentially,” the official said.
As reporter Giaritelli also noted, there are a mere 500 immigration judges throughout the entire United States.
To date, there are over 900,000 individuals already roaming the streets of this country awaiting their immigration status hearing.
That’s 1,800 cases per judge. It’s also noteworthy that the waiting period for for an immigration hearing is between 2-5 years.
In the meantime, there are still hundreds of thousands of people here illegally digging themselves deeper into the fabric of our society.