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house Bill H.R. 2347

Should Asylum-Seekers from Northern Triangle Countries Be Able to Apply for Asylum in Their Home Countries?

Argument in favor

Allowing asylum-seekers’ claims to be processed in their countries of origin will reduce the number of people who are forced to travel to the U.S. border to present their claims. This will reduce the burden on border patrol and help asylum-seekers get to safety more efficiently.

burrkitty's Opinion
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05/18/2019
Every Embassy, Consulates, or equivalents (like the American Institute in Taiwan, which is a de-facto Embassy) should be able to do this. Embassies are US soil which fulfills the legal requirements to be on US soil to request asylum. Approve. PS. International law dictates that a country can only turn back asylum seekers if the previous country the asylum seekers are passing through is designated as a “Safe Third Country”. Mexico IS NOT designated as a “Safe Third Country” by the USA. While we are at it, our agreement with Canada is in jeopardy too as there is a court case in the Canadian courts right now to remove OUR designation as a “Safe Third Country” due to the numerous human rights violations at the southern border. PPS. The population density of the USA is less than 100 people per square mile. That’s more that 65 acres per person. We are by no stretch of the imagination “full”. Stop that stupidity at once.
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Linda's Opinion
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05/19/2019
Yes asylum seekers should be able to seek asylum in their home countries by going to the US embassy in their home countries. But they should also be able to come to the US & seek asylum. We should do what ever we can to make them safe. Immigrates of all kinds have help make our economy strong. We need immigrates.
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Kathi13's Opinion
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05/18/2019
I think this is a good idea, but it won’t stop the anti-immigrant actions of this administration.
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Argument opposed

This bill would undo the Trump administration’s efforts to reduce the overall number of immigrants coming into the U.S. through what it says are false asylum claims. We should be making it harder, not easier, to enter the U.S. as an asylee.

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05/19/2019
The US has been far too lenient with asylum seekers. Asylum should be reserved only for those who have proven themselves to be under identifiable threat of bodily harm at the hands of a foreign power or in possession of highly sensitive information which could be of use to our intelligence services. Asylum claims SHOULD NOT become "Get Into America Free" cards...
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James's Opinion
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05/19/2019
Force The Peoples Republic Of China and Russia to take them! Sorry folks! America is all full up! And Fed Up as well!
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Ronald's Opinion
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05/18/2019
Asylum seekers should seek asylum in countries bordering their own country. This is International law. This not about immigration, or asylum. America must not take in person unhappy in their home country. Being unhappy in your country is reason to change your country, to make yourself happy. That would solve your, and your countrymen' problem.
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    Every Embassy, Consulates, or equivalents (like the American Institute in Taiwan, which is a de-facto Embassy) should be able to do this. Embassies are US soil which fulfills the legal requirements to be on US soil to request asylum. Approve. PS. International law dictates that a country can only turn back asylum seekers if the previous country the asylum seekers are passing through is designated as a “Safe Third Country”. Mexico IS NOT designated as a “Safe Third Country” by the USA. While we are at it, our agreement with Canada is in jeopardy too as there is a court case in the Canadian courts right now to remove OUR designation as a “Safe Third Country” due to the numerous human rights violations at the southern border. PPS. The population density of the USA is less than 100 people per square mile. That’s more that 65 acres per person. We are by no stretch of the imagination “full”. Stop that stupidity at once.
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    The US has been far too lenient with asylum seekers. Asylum should be reserved only for those who have proven themselves to be under identifiable threat of bodily harm at the hands of a foreign power or in possession of highly sensitive information which could be of use to our intelligence services. Asylum claims SHOULD NOT become "Get Into America Free" cards...
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    As well as here? Definitely. Instead of here? No. The point of asylum is to get away from dangerous situations. At times that means escaping from the place where they currently live. If this bill means they are restricted to remaining in a dangerous environment while asylum is processed, I cannot in good conscience support this for the convenience of my country. It is their lives that must come first. Adding an alternative is great if it is safe to do so. If not, escape is the only solution.
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    Yes asylum seekers should be able to seek asylum in their home countries by going to the US embassy in their home countries. But they should also be able to come to the US & seek asylum. We should do what ever we can to make them safe. Immigrates of all kinds have help make our economy strong. We need immigrates.
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    Force The Peoples Republic Of China and Russia to take them! Sorry folks! America is all full up! And Fed Up as well!
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    I think this is a good idea, but it won’t stop the anti-immigrant actions of this administration.
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    Yes, but this must be in addition to allowing refugees to travel to the United States to claim refugee status and allowing them to stay in a location that is not a detention center like this administration prefers!
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    Asylum seekers should seek asylum in countries bordering their own country. This is International law. This not about immigration, or asylum. America must not take in person unhappy in their home country. Being unhappy in your country is reason to change your country, to make yourself happy. That would solve your, and your countrymen' problem.
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    👍🏻👍🏻 House Bill H.R. 2347 The Border and Refugee Assistance Act 👍🏻👍🏻 I support and recommend the passage of this bill the “Border and Refugee Assistance Act of 2019” which would allow families and minors from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to apply for protections within their home countries, rather than having to apply for asylum in the U.S. To this end, this bill would direct the Homeland Security Secretary and Secretary of State to expand in-country refugee processing centers in the Northern Triangle countries (Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador). SneakyPete..... 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻. 5*18*19.....
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    Wish this question contained the wording “someday”. By the way, has this NOT been the process for decades? Didn’t the seeker just walk into the Embassy and apply?
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    They can already do that, this is just another Democrat waste of time and money. #MAGA
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    Every Embassy, Consulates, or equivalents (like the American Institute in Taiwan, which is a de-facto Embassy) should be able to do this. Embassies are US soil which fulfills the legal requirements to be on US soil to request asylum. Approve. PS. International law dictates that a country can only turn back asylum seekers if the previous country the asylum seekers are passing through is designated as a “Safe Third Country”. Mexico IS NOT designated as a “Safe Third Country” by the USA. While we are at it, our agreement with Canada is in jeopardy too as there is a court case in the Canadian courts right now to remove OUR designation as a “Safe Third Country” due to the numerous human rights violations at the southern border.
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    I don’t care where you do it, you just can’t come in until you’ve cleared paperwork and proper vetting. I don’t understand why this is so hard. LIKE MY TAKE? GIVE ME A FOLLOW
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    That’s not how asylum works. If people could stay safely in their home countries, they wouldn’t need asylum. This obtuse approach to immigration is exhausting.
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    I strongly support providing the option to apply for asylum without arriving in the US. Under current law, asylum is only available upon arrival in the United States.
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    This bill would undo the Trump administration’s efforts to reduce the overall number of immigrants coming into the U.S. through what it says are false asylum claims. We should be making it harder, not easier, to enter the U.S. as an asylee.
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    I’m with Kodiwodi and burrkitty!
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    We should not put asylum seekers at risk by forcing them to travel to the US to get their cases heard. Accepting asylum application from embassies, consulates and similar American outposts would reduce the strain at our borders.
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    If asylum-seekers’ claims could be processed in their own countries that would reduce the number of people forced to travel to the U.S. border. . That would reduce the burden on our border patrol and would help asylum-seekers get to safety more efficiently. It would also mitigate vetting their claims so Trump will stop being such a horrible White Supremest about their claims.
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    Better there than taking a long dangerous journey only to be sent back or confined
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