Families seeking asylum

Families seeking asylum

PE Bias Grade : B+

By: Allen Nitschelm on April 2, 2019 | Article Review

This is a review of the following Boston Globe Article:
Article Title Threat on closing border is ‘no bluff’
Date 04/01/2019
Article Link Boston Globe ( Page A2 )
Syndicated From Washington Post
Journalist David J. Lynch
Joel Achenbach
Article Summary

Update on border crisis, with Trump threat to close the Southern border.

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The Boston Globe runs another piece on the migrant crisis, this time quoting two Democrat leaders admitting it is a crisis. No irony there, despite a government shutdown that the media pinned on President Trump. Besides winning, he must be getting tired of being proven right. Well, he did say we all might get tired of winning.

Trump’s threat to close the southern border is meant to force Mexico to take stronger action to deter the flood of migrants. Most of these would-be immigrants are economic refugees who are looking for a better life in America. Isn’t that the story for most legal immigrants too? But these Central Americans have figured out a loophole, probably through coaching by Democrat-paid immigration lawyers, that by claiming “asylum,” they will likely be released into the U.S. These are not “asylum seekers,” they are scam artists seeking to walk through the loophole.

On top of that, you have the child-trafficking issue, the sexual abuse of women, the drugs being smuggled, and the danger of having so many people living in the United States “under the radar,” constantly afraid of being discovered and deported. This is no way to live and it isn’t humane to encourage these migrants, and especially not to take such a dangerous trip with children. Illegal immigrants are not supposed to have jobs, so how will they support themselves? It is crazy that the Democrats and the media like the Globe are supporting the current dysfunction.

Yet the Globe uncritically calls them asylum seekers. They are migrant families, many of whom are falsely claiming asylum. Most asylum claims are denied by the courts, after months or years of delay. Being an economic refugee is not helpful to one’s asylum claim. The majority of asylum claims are denied.


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