Eritreans who have crossed at least 13 safe countries, travelled more than 15,000 miles, over a period of years are now flooding the border crossing point at San Ysidro, California, falsely claiming to be “refugees” to the point that the border station is “overwhelmed.”
According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the “San Diego border crossings [are being] overwhelmed by asylum seekers.”
According to that newspaper, “so many people fleeing persecution in their home countries have asked for help in San Ysidro in recent weeks that federal officials have not been able to process all of them, leaving some stranded and running out of money while they wait in Tijuana.”
The report adds that US border officials “are trying to work through the backlog, but they can go only as fast as migrants can be processed and moved from temporary holding cells to immigration detention.”
Because of the backlog, at least 100 Africans pretending to be “refugees” lined up last week in the plaza outside the walkway that leads to PedWest, the pedestrian border crossing that opened earlier this year, Tijuana media outlets reported. The invaders slept in line, “afraid of losing their places and having to wait longer for CBP to process them.”
Each morning, the invaders return to the port to ask if there is room in CBP’s processing area. When they’re turned away, they walk over to a nearby plaza and wait until shelters open for the night.
“We can’t give up. We don’t have options,” said Mesfin Tesfaldet, a 33-year-old Eritreas seeking “asylum” in the US, who has been waiting to be processed for at least a week, told the LA Times, before being chased away by Mexican police from the El Chaparral plaza “along with about a dozen others from Eritrea and Cameroon,” the LA Times said.
According to the report, when someone arrives at a port without documents for entry, CBP officials interview that person, take photographs and fingerprints and check law enforcement databases for records.
“If the person reports being afraid to go back to his or her home country, CBP is required by law to transfer that migrant to other federal agencies for a potential asylum case.”
According to official figures, in November 2017, at least 2,824 people presented themselves without papers at the border crossing.
Under current policy, those claiming “asylum” are detained by ICE until they get results from “credible fear interviews,” which determine the likelihood that they will win their cases in immigration court.
If the “asylum seekers” don’t pass the interviews, they are sent back to their home countries. If they do pass, many stay in detention for the remainder of their cases, which can take a year or more to finish. Some are released from detention on parole or by paying bond while they wait to tell their stories to immigration judges.
Tesfaldet told the LA Times that he had “fled Eritrea to Sudan after he was jailed for his political views.”
In Sudan, he said, he couldn’t go to a refugee camp because the two governments were working together to send Eritreans back to their home country.
He then “hid for several years” before finding a way to fly to Brazil. From there, he followed the land trial up to Tijuana.
The group of Eritreans and Cameroonians outside El Chaparral at the end of last week said many of those who didn’t make it into the US had traveled on to Mexicali or even Texas to try at other ports.
“a person who is outside his or her country of nationality or habitual residence; has a well-founded fear of being persecuted because of his or her race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion; and is unable or unwilling to avail him—or herself of the protection of that country, or to return there, for fear of persecution.” (see Article 1A(2)).
Although Eritrea is a one-party state, there is no war in that country, no-one there has a “well-founded fear of being persecuted” and there is no valid reason for Eritreans to seek refuge in any other state.
The Eritreans seeking refuge in the US are, by the UN’s own definition, bogus. All have, as readily admitted in the LA Times article, crossed dozens of countries, traveled thousands of miles, flown across the Atlantic Ocean, and then crossed most of South and Central America to demand that the white taxpayers of the US give them “asylum.”
Any healthy state would not even give these scroungers the time of day, and their claims would be rejected the second they were made.
But, it seems, the US is not a healthy society.