We’ve long-known that lack of fencing and inadequate patrols make out borders insecure, but now undocumented immigrants have learned they can enter the United States through the front door — all they need is the secret password.
That password is, “credible fear.” When immigrants coming north from Mexico claim they have a “credible fear” of drug cartels, they’re automatically granted asylum, and they’re doing it in sufficient numbers as to overload the system, according to Fox 10 Phoenix News.
On one recent day, about 200 people were granted entry through the singe border checkpoint at Otay Mesa, south of San Diego, using this method. The system became so overwhelmed that Port Enforcement Team agents had to move some immigrants to other processing centers in vans for processing
“They are being told if they come across the border, when they come up to the border and they say certain words, they will be allowed into the country,” said a person who didn’t want to be identified. “We are being overwhelmed.”
Pete Nunez, former U.S. Attorney and immigration expert says, “This will swamp the system.”
“To make our system even more ridiculous than it has been in the past,” he adeds. “There are no detention facilities for families, so the family would have to be split up. We don’t want to split families up, so we end up releasing people out into the community on bond, on bail.”
As Nunez noted, “It’s a huge loophole.”
“There has to be a policy change, something implemented, an emergency implementation that will stop this, or otherwise we will have thousands coming in.”
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