I caught a bit of Rush Limbaugh’s discussion today of the story we reported yesterday—-the one about “asylum-seekers” flooding the US border one day last week. All said the same thing, that they wanted asylum because they had a credible fear of persecution by Mexican drug cartels.
This idea is not new. I checked our archives and see that in 2012 we wrote about a Texas immigration lawyer working to expand the definition of asylum to include people some call “narco refugees.” Immigration lawyers like Carlos Spector, and he is not alone, are looking to fatten their wallets while changing America.
Imagine if lawyers like this guy prevailed, we would have people on the border expecting to be granted asylum from every crime-ridden country in the world!
***Update*** Looks like the O-man has already expanded the definition, here.
***Update August 13th***Commenter to this post, pungentpeppers, alerts us to more on the story—we give them hotel rooms and all are not Mexicans!
Here (below) is some of what Rush had to say. He doesn’t get all the nuances of the asylum process, but that doesn’t matter. The words “asylum” and “refugee” were heard by millions of listeners who may in the future pay a little more attention to what I believe has been an immigration law (Refugee Resettlement Act of 1980 thanks to Carter, Kennedy, Biden) misused and abused by too many, for too long.
If Rush only knew that the Obama–Gang of Eight amnesty bill will make receiving asylum easier and put more cash in the pockets of the refugee contractors whose job it is to hook the new refugees and asylees up with social services he would probably have a heart attack. (See Rand Paul: “They bring’em in and sign’em up for welfare!). And, don’t tell him those same contractors, largely funded with tax dollars, are also busy lobbying for passage of S.744!
“Just this past Monday, Border Patrol agents say about 200 people came through the Otay Crossing claiming a quote: ‘credible fear’ of the drug cartels. So many were doing this that they had to close down the processing center and move the overflow by vans to another station. ‘They are being told if they come across the border, when they come up to the border and they say certain words, they will be allowed into the country,’ said a person who did not want to be identified on camera. ‘We are being overwhelmed.’ Pete Nunez, former U.S. Attorney and immigration expert says, ‘This will swamp the system.’ ‘To make our system even more ridiculous than it has been in the past,” he adds. ‘There are no detention facilities for families, so the family would have to be split up. We don’t want to split families up, so we end up releasing people,'” out into the wild, essentially.
So what this essentially is, folks, is refugee status. And refugee status is about the best status you can have, living in America. Being a refugee is right up there with being a citizen, because benefits for refugees include food stamps, housing vouchers, English language training, job training, transportation passes, Medicaid, supplemental security income assistance, SSI, as well as other public and private benefits. I mean, the Tsarnaev family were refugees. They landed in America either at Logan or JFK, and they claimed asylum. And that’s all you have to do.
Now, theoretically you’re kept track of, but if you come in claiming oppression, political asylum or, in this case, a credible fear of the drug cartels, then you’re admitted. And somebody has come up with this idea. Now, it’s not known who, obviously, but somebody’s come up with this. What are the odds that whoever has come up with this is either a Democrat or a Democrat activist?
And then he said this—-the Syrians are coming!
Now, look, we’re already taking in thousands upon thousands of Mexicans and Hispanics, and there’s a companion story here about Syrian refugees are now pouring into the United States. And there hadn’t been anything signed. There’s no new immigration bill. All this happened, the Republicans didn’t sign on to some 1,000 page bill. There are plenty of laws on the books to overwhelm the country with new immigrants without any amnesty bill taking place. So while we’re all debating that, this new influx just continues.
That is right!
Read it all! Limbaugh links this story to one about taxpaying Americans fleeing the country.