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senate Bill S. 2292

Should Asylum Seekers Establish a Credible Fear of Persecution & Apply for Asylum in a Safe Third Country Before Admission to the U.S.?

Argument in favor

The asylum system is being abused by people who illegally enter the U.S. then file frivolous asylum claims after they’re apprehended to prevent their deportation. Moreover, the volume of asylum claims to process is overwhelming immigration courts. Asylum seekers should require to file their claim in a safe third country they pass through en route to America to allow for proper vetting and deter people from making a dangerous attempt to enter the U.S. illegally.

Gopin2020's Opinion
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10/04/2019
I support my senators bill and stand with him in this. This should have been decades ago. I’m tired of the United States being used and ripped off like a free piggy bank. #MAGA
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Sean's Opinion
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10/04/2019
It’s a privilege to come here, not a right. Seek safety and then APPLY to come here.
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Matthew's Opinion
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10/04/2019
In accordance with international law it is unlawful to go “country” shopping when asking for asylum. Otherwise you’ll just go to the country with the best welfare system.
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Argument opposed

The number of false asylum applications is small, and the increase in asylum seekers in recent years is directly attributable to crises in Central America and around the globe. Rather than turning away asylum seekers, the U.S. should seek to help those who have credible fears of returning home to violence and worse regardless of whether they enter the country illegally before making their asylum claim. Asylum-seekers shouldn’t be required to apply for asylum in a safe third country they pass through on their way to the U.S.

Loretta's Opinion
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10/04/2019
What has become of our great nation? We can’t welcome asylum seekers and we can’t call a fool , inept dishonest, racist, obviously guilty of selling his country down the river and selling our presidency to the highest bidder????Why aren’t these Replublicans, on the side of our constitution and not this sham of a President?????
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10/04/2019
We must do better for refugees. These are people who are fleeing dangerous conditions. We must be more humane.
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jimK's Opinion
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10/05/2019
No. Pass comprehensive immigration laws which address the so called immigration problem. Piecemeal legislation can be abused, on both ‘sides’ of the immigration issue. I do not trust broad statements of ‘credible fear of persecution’ to be fairly applied. Nor do I trust the third country embassy process to be equitable. Remember, this administration argued that both Mexico and Canada were eminent threats to our National security in order to justify punitive tariffs to force them into a ‘new’ trade agreements, with virtually no actual changes, only so trump could could put his name on it. I do not trust judgement calls by officials who can be manipulated by politicians.
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    I support my senators bill and stand with him in this. This should have been decades ago. I’m tired of the United States being used and ripped off like a free piggy bank. #MAGA
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    What has become of our great nation? We can’t welcome asylum seekers and we can’t call a fool , inept dishonest, racist, obviously guilty of selling his country down the river and selling our presidency to the highest bidder????Why aren’t these Replublicans, on the side of our constitution and not this sham of a President?????
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    We must do better for refugees. These are people who are fleeing dangerous conditions. We must be more humane.
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    No. Pass comprehensive immigration laws which address the so called immigration problem. Piecemeal legislation can be abused, on both ‘sides’ of the immigration issue. I do not trust broad statements of ‘credible fear of persecution’ to be fairly applied. Nor do I trust the third country embassy process to be equitable. Remember, this administration argued that both Mexico and Canada were eminent threats to our National security in order to justify punitive tariffs to force them into a ‘new’ trade agreements, with virtually no actual changes, only so trump could could put his name on it. I do not trust judgement calls by officials who can be manipulated by politicians.
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    We don’t have “safe third country” agreements with ANY country but Canada. Why would any refugee pass up Canada? I wouldn’t pass up Canada. Dumb useless legislation.
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    Wow, when did the State Department stop analyzing the threats in the rest of the world? I understand that my Republican Party no longer looks to the knowledgeable and experienced to develop laws and regulations; they look to conspiracy theorists and the entitled. The experts understand that these people are not coming to the U S for an extended vacation. These people are are not coming to the U S because they do not expect to work hard. These people are coming to the U S because they want an opportunity to live in peace and to provide and protect their families. Sounds like “give me your tired and your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Damn it, where is Ronald Reagan and Tip O’ Neill when we need them?
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    Stop this hateful stupid crap and let’s be Americans again. Don’t put kids in prison and stop abusing families. I want to see prosecution of anyone responsible for the abuse of people seeking asylum.
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    IMPEACH TRUMP
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    Shame on you, more rules to criminalize asylum seekers
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    What fear isn’t credible? Jesus. Sounds like a way to deny all asylum.
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    It’s a privilege to come here, not a right. Seek safety and then APPLY to come here.
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    In accordance with international law it is unlawful to go “country” shopping when asking for asylum. Otherwise you’ll just go to the country with the best welfare system.
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    This bill is ludicrous. When a person is fleeing violence and possible death, the last thing they should do is paperwork in a country that they don't feel safe in. I thought Republicans tried to emulate Christ...
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    No country except ours just lets anyone in. This is insane. Those opposed to this will be the ones complaining the loudest after the turmoil ensues as a result of these wide open borders.
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    They should and then they can be Verified and no Criminals or people trying to sell children for sex trade with liberal sickos can get in.
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    The laws of asylum state the person must be in the country to request it-making people stay in a country no safer than the one they are fleeing is inhumane
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    This is what’s called The Myth of the Perfect Immigrant. Our immigration policy does not need to be written out of ignorance, fear, or suspicion.
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    This is such a crock of crap! No one is going to leave their country, their culture, their language, their friends, their family and their home, often walking carrying all their belongings & children on a freaking whim! These migrants are coming to our country as they are in fear for their lives. Unstable governments, which you can trace back to US intervention, caused this migration. If you want to fix the numbers coming our way, here you go : 1. Don’t demonize the asylum seekers! They need compassion. They are here legally! 2. Do not separate families. This causes irreparable damage to children. I can’t believe I even have to say that! 3. Get a system & the people in place to deal with the influx at the border & throughput agencies in the USA.that support refugees.4. And, this is the biggest. Deal with ROOT CAUSES! A bill to put the obligation on our closest neighbors, begets ill will. We are better than this law. I would rather live next to an asylum seeker any day, than the racist white guy who drafted this legislation!
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    Pure xenophobia. The vast majority of asylum seekers are totally valid. How scared would YOU have to be to leave your home, family, country, and walk hundreds of miles??
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    We need more law & order for people entering our country. Protect the American Citizens first.
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