CNN’s Fareed Zakaria says Trump was right about asylum system: ‘pains me to say.’
“Democrats might hope that the out-of-control situation at the southern border undermines Trump’s image among his base as a tough guy who can tackle immigration. But they should be careful. It could actually work to the president’s advantage.”
The president is right on most things and it does not pain me to all say that.
Watch: @CNN host @FareedZakaria: “It pains me to say this, but Trump is right (about asylum claim abuses)”
Welp… Hell just froze over. ???? pic.twitter.com/PbvpIyO6sR
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CNN’s Fareed Zakaria said during his most recent broadcast of “Fareed Zakaria GPS” that President Donald Trump is right when it comes to the problems that the United States is facing with asylum abuse.
Zakaria, who opened the segment by noting that he is not a fan of Trump, said, “It pains me to say this, but he is right, that the United States faces a crisis with its asylum system.”
“Democrats might hope that the out-of-control situation at the southern border undermines Trump’s image among his base as a tough guy who can tackle immigration,” Zakaria said. “But they should be careful. It could actually work to the president’s advantage.”
“Since 2014, the flow of asylum seekers into the United States has skyrocketed,” Zakaria continued. “Last year, immigration courts received 162,000 asylum claims. A 240 percent increase from 2014. The result is a staggering backlog with more than 300,000 asylum cases pending and the average immigration case has been pending for more than 700 days. It’s also clear that the rules surrounding asylum are vague, lax and being gamed.”
“The initial step for many asylum seekers is to convince officers that they have a credible fear of persecution in their home countries,” Zakaria added. “And about 75 percent meet that criteria. Some applicants for asylum have suspiciously similar stories using identical phrases. Many simply use the system to enter the U.S. and then melt into the shadows or gain a work permit while their application is pending.” More
Now, this is definitely a miracle, a CNN person actually spoke the truth, wow. The far left ideas that are being proposed aren’t answers at all.
They’re Socialist ideas that will crush our economy and the individualism of our great Republic. The majority of Americans understands this far more than the Democrats give them credit for, and it will hurt them come 2020.
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