Very temporary reprieve

Very temporary reprieve

PE Bias Grade : C-

By: Allen Nitschelm on March 4, 2020 | Article Review

This is a review of the following Boston Globe Article:
Article Title US must let asylum seekers into the country
Date 02/29/2020
Article Link Boston Globe ( Page A6 )
Syndicated From New York Times
Journalist Caitlin Dickerson
Article Summary

Court rules against a Trump immigration policy and the Trump administration is likely to appeal.

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The “open borders” crowd wishes to allow unlimited illegal aliens into the country. Following the immigration laws used to be supported by both parties in Congress, but no more. Democrat activists now file numerous lawsuits to try to prevent the Trump administration from curtailing illegal immigration and closing immigration loopholes. The Democrats in Congress have refused to negotiate a solution despite President Trump’s offer two or three years ago.

When was the last time you heard about the “Dreamers”? How come the Left no longer seems to care about these innocent children who were brought into the country illegally by their parents, or stayed past their allotted time, and are now in legal limbo?

Illegal crossing used to be much more common, but they were often laborers, coming to work the harvest and then returning to Mexico. Now, we have families and unaccompanied minors coming from Central America who wish to permanently reside in the U.S. One of the loopholes these migrants are using, with the help of illegal immigration advocates, is to claim asylum.

Everyone knows that few of these applicants are eligible for asylum, and the court rejects most claims. But asylum, especially with kids in tow, has been a way to get released into the country while awaiting the hearing. By the time that comes, the family has disappeared and joined the underground economy, aided and abetted by “sanctuary cities.” This has created a dangerous country for these migrants who instead should have been encouraged to apply for legal immigration and waited their turn.

So now, the illegal-immigration attorneys go to court and seek “nationwide injunctions” from Left-leaning courts and judges, and they often get them. The Trump administration has fought back by appealing and getting emergency reviews and often (eventually) wins. That is because immigration is a federal responsibility, not a state responsibility, and the Trump administration is basically enforcing the law.

So when the press gets a temporary judgment in its favor, they throw a party like in today’s article. The article sounds like it is the final word on this particular issue and goes into a lot of detail bolstering the arguments in favor of the illegal aliens, quoting the immigration attorneys, the ACLU, etc. Only when you read further down do you realize that this is very likely to be quickly appealed and has a good chance of being overturned. The article suggests the Trump administration might “request” that the Supreme Court make the decision. You think?

So the media is basically selling a fantasy, an outcome that fits its tale of the evil Trump administration, trying to illegally and immorally deny “people” their “right” to come to the U.S. and use our loopholes and our “pro bono” attorneys-with-an-agenda to get around our immigration laws.

Note how the story starts: the ruling “upend[s] a central pillar of the Trump administration’s immigration agenda.” But it leaves out the word “temporarily.” Same as the headline. “US must let asylum seekers into the country.” It leaves out the same key word.

The story also recounts the horrors of having to live in Mexico. Maybe the migrants need to think twice before making the long and dangerous journey to the US border without permission: Get a visa first. How about the media push that narrative rather than making its readers think that allowing unfettered illegal immigration is somehow a good thing?


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