Posted at 8:01 pm on November 27, 2018
Very strange. We’ve been told repeatedly that these are asylum candidates, people who had to flee their homes because their lives were at stake.
And yet, according to the left-wing cable network, dozens of them have opted to return to Central America upon realizing that they wouldn’t be admittedly quickly to the United States as part of some sort of work program they’d heard about.
What if, to borrow Geraldo Rivera’s Orwellian phrase, the refugees in this case are actually just “economic refugees”? I.e. illegal immigrants, looking for nothing more than better-paying jobs and eager to game U.S. asylum laws to gain entry, after which they’ll be released while they await their asylum hearing and then never be heard from again. Tony Lee of Breitbart notes that some caravan members haven’t been shy about confessing their motives.
[M]ost of the migrants interviewed by mainstream outlets like NBC News, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Associated Press, and CBS News have admitted that they are coming to America primarily for economic reasons and thus not eligible for asylum. After interviewing numerous migrants in the caravan, CBS Evening News recently pointed out: “Most tell us they are fleeing extreme poverty, but that’s not a condition for asylum or refugee status in the U.S.”
Even migrants [Jorge] Ramos–who was given a platform on Fox News on multiple occasions to promote his pro-migrant activism–interviewed for his Facebook Watch program admitted that they are going to the United States for economic reasons.
On Monday, San Diego Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott also noted that “the vast majority of those, from what we call the northern triangle, they are economic migrants.”
Open-borders fans like Ramos don’t want any caps on immigration, legal or otherwise, whether refugee or “economic refugee.” But caps are a fact of life, with Trump set to lower the number of refugees admitted next year to a modern annual low of 30,000.