Immigrants coming across the Mexican border have discovered a loophole, which essentially allows them to enter into the United States. This loophole is a set of key words that can be used to enter our country, and those words are “credible fear.” Someone trying to cross the border can claim a “credible fear” of drug cartels in Mexico and be allowed to enter into the United States. Why a “credible fear?” Because according to an immigration spokesman, “The legal threshold for ‘credible fear’ is broad and low.”
The problem is that so many people are suddenly claiming this asylum that it is overwhelming the agents at the border. Because so many people have caught on, agencies are being forced to pay to house immigrants in hotels near the border in order to give them time to process paperwork. Some are simply released to addresses all over the nation, many of which are fake.
What happens is that once paperwork is processed, these immigrants seeking asylum are given a court day to plead their case to a judge. In the meantime, they are free to roam about our country. Many of them never appear in court and simply blend into American communities. According to Fox News, “ICE sources say an estimated 600,000 to 800,000 illegal immigrants a year do not show up for their court date and disappear into the U.S.”
According to former U.S. Attorney for Southern California Peter Nunez, “This clearly has to have been orchestrated by somebody. It's beyond belief that dozens or hundreds or thousands of people would simultaneously decide that they should go to the U.S. and make this claim.” Who exactly could be orchestrating such a plan? It's hard to tell, but consider this: According to a report on Breitbart, guidelines published online and updated by the Obama administration in mid-June explain exactly how to claim “credible fear” in order to seek asylum in the United States.
Securing our border first must remain a top priority for any immigration reform. How can we consider any further reform if we continue to allow a broken border system to persist? We have to fix this first, then we can consider what to do with the millions of illegal aliens who are here.