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US: New Asylum Policy will Help to Block Illegal Immigration

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US: New Asylum Policy will Help to Block Illegal ImmigrationKristen Nielsen, the Homeland Security secretary, has announced a significant change in the policy that will help stop illegal immigration.

The Homeland Security department is making amends in the Immigration system in the asylum system. The major problem is the fact that illegal migrants, especially the ones from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, can claim asylum once they cross the border to avoid being deported.

However, only less than 10% of these people actually qualify for the asylum.

But this is not really the objective. Most of these people, after the first screening, are released into the states. The loopholes such as the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act and the Flores Settlement have made the matter worse.

As a result, these “migrants” simply disappear in the states after being released, without even seeking asylum.

This pathway should have been closed years ago by the Congress. Instead, claims of asylum and migration of children illegally have increased, and this has not served in the best interest of the US government or the real asylum seekers who have legitimate claims.

The Government Finds a Way

As such, the government sought a legal way to stop these illegal crossings and such as provided in the Immigration and Nationality Act which stated that the aliens are to be returned to Mexico while they await their hearing in the court.

Hence, Homeland Security is ending one of the major problems in the US immigration system by using the “catch and return” method instead of “catch and release.”

In support, the Mexican administration has promised protections, work authorizations and humanitarian visas and protection to those migrants waiting in the country.

This relationship between the US and Mexico is a big solution, and as such, Trump’s administration should be applauded.

This is after the Congress was advised by the Heritage Foundation analysts to shift the process of the asylum to consulates in Mexico so that the US government would not have to detain those seeking asylum and also they won’t be released into the states without their asylum claims being proven.

With this, the Congress is advised to fix these loopholes in the Immigration system.

The court may likely challenge the orders and reforming the broken asylum may only be possible using the legislation. As such, Congress is advised to do their work if the US government is actually going to fix the Immigration problems.

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Toronto Came Forward to Build Temporary Residence for Asylum Seekers

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Toronto is Canada’s largest city and most populated by immigrants and going through a major illegal immigration crisis. That hasn’t stopped the local government from building a temporary residence for asylum seekers so that who come to the city during the summers. It is definitely a rare move for a city which is swamped with a crisis. Apart from building refugee shelter, college dorms will accommodate around 800 asylum seekers in the summers. This plan will only work until August because colleges will start in September and it will start getting colder, so they’ll have to think of a new plan, and there isn’t much time to come up with one.

After Donald Trump became the US president, more than 27,000 illegal immigrants crossed the US – Canada border in that most of them were Haitians, Salvadorans, and Hondurans, whose temporary protected status was canceled by the president of US. Francisco Rico, co-director, FCJ Refugee Centre, Toronto, said that influx of asylum seekers had put excessive pressure on Canada’s backlogged refugee seeking system. He called the temporary residence a bandage, and it doesn’t help for the long term but gives them some months to come up with a solid plan. According to a bilateral agreement with the United States, Canada is supposed to turn away illegal immigrants, but that rule no more stands true with Canadian government’s values.

Issue with Nigerians

At the same time, the federal government is starting to reject a higher number of asylum claims from Nigerians who enter Canada by crossing the US – Canada border. Already 7,600 Nigerians have crossed the border between January and March 2018. These Nigerians apply for a US travel visa, and when they get it, they travel to the United States, roam for a few days and then walk their way into Canada. To dissolve the issue, Ahmed Hussen, Canadian immigration minister, had to travel Nigeria.

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