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senate Bill S. 3372

Should Asylum Seekers Undergo 'Credible Fear' Screenings Before Entering the U.S.?

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The volume of asylum-seekers applying for refuge in the U.S. is currently overwhelming the courts, creating a risk of unqualified claims being approved. The U.S. should protect itself from false asylum claims so as not to overwhelm our domestic social services and only allow those with legitimate credible fear claims to stay.

SneakyPete's Opinion
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12/29/2018
🤷🏼‍♂️👍🏻 S. 3372 AKA the Asylum Abuse Reduction Act 🤷‍♀️👍🏻 I’m strongly support and recommend the passage of the SENATE bill S. 3372 AKA the Asylum Abuse Reduction Act, would require asylum officers at U.S. embassies and consulates to conduct credible fear screenings before admitting unauthorized immigrants entering from Canada or Mexico who are seeking asylum into the United States. Under this process, immigration officers wouldn’t be able to admit unauthorized immigrants into the U.S., and would instead have to instruct them to schedule an asylum hearing with the most convenient U.S. embassy in Canada or Mexico. During these hearings, asylum officers would conduct in-person interviews to determine whether the unauthorized immigrant meets the requirements to be granted asylum in the U.S. Unauthorized immigrants could be granted asylum if they: * Had been persecuted in their country of origin on account of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion; * Or would be subject to torture if they returned to their country of origin. The volume of asylum-seekers applying for refuge in the U.S. is currently overwhelming the courts, creating a risk of unqualified claims being approved. The U.S. should protect itself from false asylum claims so as not to overwhelm our domestic social services and only allow those with legitimate credible fear claims to stay. SneakyPete..... 🤷🏼‍♂️👍🏻🤷‍♀️👍🏻. 12*29*18.....
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B.R.'s Opinion
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12/29/2018
I think this effort is a start to improving the process at the border, especially for those who are truly seeking asylum, regardless of how many. In the interim, it is obvious that the border needs to be more secured. The type of barrier should be left to the border security team. It is clear that the arguments in Congress is political grandstanding, which is getting tiresome.
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RAN's Opinion
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12/29/2018
Immigration, legal immigration is supposed to be about bringing good people here that will benefit our society. Being broke, non educated, people with no drive, other than getting free hand outs is a mistake. Look at that police officer just killed by an ILLEGAL ALIEN, he strived and push hard to come and be part of America, he wanted to serve, so he learned the language before coming here, made his accent minimal to be understood over a radio. That was a true American. Left a wife a five month old. But for some reason democrats think it’s good to have criminal, uneducated, people who have no respect for life. Well we know why it’s a voting block. Where we screwed up is taking so called asylum people, fix your own country stay there and fight, that’s what your supposed to do.
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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 both globally and in Central America. 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.

Chickie's Opinion
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12/29/2018
Because scaring the bejeebus out of people, who have faced untold atrocities is always a good go-to plan! No, absolutely not! This bill mentions Canadians seeking asylum. That is a smokescreen. #45 has let it be known he is prejudice when it comes to those from Latin America. Any white person applying will have the red carpet spread before them. Any person of color, who speak with accents, will be detained in detention, (concentration), camps. Perhaps a field trip to Ellis Island is needed for this administration? Our foundation was not built on threats, violence, or fear tactics. Countries who practice such ways are run by Dictators; which seems to be the end game #45 has wanted all along.
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IllWill's Opinion
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12/29/2018
This legislation smells of racism and xenophobia. The U.S. already has some of the most stringent vetting processes in the world. Sen. Inhofe and scum like him are just trying to keep out people that don’t look like your everyday American. It’s disgraceful!
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Marian 's Opinion
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12/29/2018
The court system is already set up to do this—after the person’s safety is secured. Do not adopt a new unnecessary barrier.
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    🤷🏼‍♂️👍🏻 S. 3372 AKA the Asylum Abuse Reduction Act 🤷‍♀️👍🏻 I’m strongly support and recommend the passage of the SENATE bill S. 3372 AKA the Asylum Abuse Reduction Act, would require asylum officers at U.S. embassies and consulates to conduct credible fear screenings before admitting unauthorized immigrants entering from Canada or Mexico who are seeking asylum into the United States. Under this process, immigration officers wouldn’t be able to admit unauthorized immigrants into the U.S., and would instead have to instruct them to schedule an asylum hearing with the most convenient U.S. embassy in Canada or Mexico. During these hearings, asylum officers would conduct in-person interviews to determine whether the unauthorized immigrant meets the requirements to be granted asylum in the U.S. Unauthorized immigrants could be granted asylum if they: * Had been persecuted in their country of origin on account of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion; * Or would be subject to torture if they returned to their country of origin. The volume of asylum-seekers applying for refuge in the U.S. is currently overwhelming the courts, creating a risk of unqualified claims being approved. The U.S. should protect itself from false asylum claims so as not to overwhelm our domestic social services and only allow those with legitimate credible fear claims to stay. SneakyPete..... 🤷🏼‍♂️👍🏻🤷‍♀️👍🏻. 12*29*18.....
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    Because scaring the bejeebus out of people, who have faced untold atrocities is always a good go-to plan! No, absolutely not! This bill mentions Canadians seeking asylum. That is a smokescreen. #45 has let it be known he is prejudice when it comes to those from Latin America. Any white person applying will have the red carpet spread before them. Any person of color, who speak with accents, will be detained in detention, (concentration), camps. Perhaps a field trip to Ellis Island is needed for this administration? Our foundation was not built on threats, violence, or fear tactics. Countries who practice such ways are run by Dictators; which seems to be the end game #45 has wanted all along.
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    This legislation smells of racism and xenophobia. The U.S. already has some of the most stringent vetting processes in the world. Sen. Inhofe and scum like him are just trying to keep out people that don’t look like your everyday American. It’s disgraceful!
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    The court system is already set up to do this—after the person’s safety is secured. Do not adopt a new unnecessary barrier.
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    This would move the “traffic jam” to our embassies, which then could not function. Beef up our ability to conduct them at the border crossing stations. 100 a day across the entire US border is like Walmart cashiers.
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    Get them out of danger first, THEN determine how real that danger might be.
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    This is just ridiculous. We had a decent but not perfect system before this manufactured panic. Americans have more to fear from white supremacists who are citizens.
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    Asylum seekers are legal. They can undergo credible fear screening after they are here - after they have a medical check and are given water and food. Have some decency.
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    I have to hand it to the Republicans. They continue to be creative in ways to restrict the entry of refugees and asylum seekers, and to enhance white nationalist goals. I’m coming to believe that xenophobia, hate, and adoption of white nationalist beliefs have become prerequisite for membership in the Republican Party. When refugees have been assigned case workers at time of contact their application process generally goes smoothly, they are far more likely to return for their hearings, and more effectively manage to deal with a system designed for them to fail. Why do the Republicans demonstrate so much hate for the values of this country? The United States was founded as a liberal democracy. Large numbers of citizens, politicians, and political leaders openly reject those values.
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    I think this effort is a start to improving the process at the border, especially for those who are truly seeking asylum, regardless of how many. In the interim, it is obvious that the border needs to be more secured. The type of barrier should be left to the border security team. It is clear that the arguments in Congress is political grandstanding, which is getting tiresome.
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    I read the reasons FOR. THIS IS NOT AMERICA. The whole idea of a “Credible risk” policy, as described, brings up the images of millions of Jews being executed for their religion. And under an administration such as we have now — relying on, lauding, emulating, and, ultimately, seeking authoritarian rule, toward Venezuelan-style Dictatorship — there is little doubt that we would be living under such rule in short order, given free reign.
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    This is just another attempt to demonize people seeking help.
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    This law would be asking asylum seekers to put on a show of histeria until they’re let in. Please don’t escalate the situation there with more drama.
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    The number of false asylum claims is small. We need to speed up the process to help people, not bog it down by interrogating people who have already been terrorized.
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    I don’t believe that ICE would be able to see beyond their ever present fear of anyone non white or non English speaking. To allow them a subjective interview to refuse entry is just another of fear monger trumps twisted attempts at turning this country into a dictatorship.
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    No one in Canada is going to be seeking asylum in the USA. It’s the other way around. Or did we conveniently forget the majority people crossing the border at Canada and applying for asylum are from AMERICA and are FLEEING BECAUSE OF TRUMP. In 2017, some 2,550 US citizens applied for asylum in Canada – an increase of more than sixfold from 2016 and the largest such number since at least 1994, according to data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
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    Here’s an idea. Get a focus group of immigrants who have gone through the process and ask them: how do we stop illegal entry into the US?, and how do we improve the process for those seeking asylum? Or else get a bunch of seventh graders together and ask them the same questions. You might be surprised at the answers.
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    Another cruel, stupid, heartless idea - made by a Repugnant, of course! Where are the infrastructure, education, water, air, green energy, etc., bills we need? Haven’t see one since the Repugnants took charge. Just bull coming out of them, generally. Nothing of substance at all! Sad and disgusting!
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    Only if republikkkans are screened for credible fear before being allowed to vote. They are xenophobic idiots being scared into voting against anything good for anyone else by believing lies told by their fear mongering “leaders”.
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    idk should the president be required to have political experience
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