African invaders from Haiti are taking advantage of yet another loophole in U.S. immigration law by travelling to Mexico and then crossing the border, claiming “asylum” and being granted immediate entry, it has emerged.
According to a report in the Washington Times, the Africans are “surging across America’s southwest border, blazing a path through Mexico to the U.S., where they have been coached to claim asylum, earning them quick processing and almost immediate entry into the country.”
A still from a video showing Haitians massing in Mexico on their way to claim “asylum” in the U.S.
The newspaper said that the route through Mexico was a “backdoor amnesty” being used by the blacks who would normally “have no shot of staying in the U.S., but who, by claiming asylum, can gain a foothold.”
The Africans from Haiti are the latest to discover the route, the paper added—meaning that it is being used by other invaders as well.
“It’s a method for backdoor entry that presents a real exposure, because it’s virtually open to anyone to enter the U.S. without any real scrutiny or undergoing the regular process,” Joe Kasper, chief of staff to Rep. Duncan Hunter from California, was quoted by the Washington Times as saying.
“The fact that 300 Haitians show up in Mexico and from that point are virtually guaranteed entry into the U.S. underscores one of many major problems with the president’s immigration policy—and Americans need to recognize it.”
There are so many African invaders crossing the Mexican border in this way that they have “overwhelmed American authorities.” According to the paper, Customs and Border Protection officials have now “imposed a cap” of 150 Haitian “asylum-seekers” a day at San Ysidro, one of the busiest border crossing points.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson confirmed that those Haitians claiming asylum will be allowed to make their case.
“Consistent with law, individuals who express a fear of return to Haiti will be screened by a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) asylum officer to determine whether they possess a credible fear of persecution or torture. Those determined to have a credible fear will be referred to immigration court for removal proceedings where they may apply for asylum or other forms of relief,” Johnson said in a statement on the matter.
As the Washington Times pointed out, in case of an “asylum” claim, the matter requires an immigration judge to get involved, and the proceedings last for years, giving the invaders a foothold in the U.S.
“They know that if they show up for that court date, they might get asylum. If they don’t show up, nothing’s going to happen,” said Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies told the newspaper.
“It’s been made perfectly clear to everyone that if you’re not a serious criminal, you are not going to face deportation.”
Haitians find it difficult to get visas to enter the U.S. but can easily get visas to enter Central America. Once there, they move north to Mexico, and then to the border where they make their patently false claims of asylum—often paying thousands of dollars along the way.