Asylum Claims at Mexican Border Double Over Last 3 Years

“Requests for asylum in the United States along the Southwest border have more than doubled over the last three years as immigrants seek legal entry into the country by claiming fear of persecution back home. That’s according to figures released Friday by the federal government,” the AP reports.

Border Patrol Ordered Away From Non-Profit Housing Illegal Aliens

“The El Paso Rescue Mission shelter stands approximately 100 yards from the U.S./Mexico border. Border Patrol agents have been ordered by their higher-ups not to go there and enforce U.S. laws on the property, according to the Vice President of the Local 1929 Border Patrol Council, Stu Harris,” Breitbart News reports.

“Such ‘law-free’ zones on U.S. soil are not restricted to the border area. They exist across the U.S. One example is Austin, Texas’ Casa Marianella. The group provides aid to ‘undocumented worker communities,’ and does so in plain sight. It not only openly discusses its shelter for illegal immigrants and ‘asylum seekers,’ but during my own experiences helping the FBI combat human trafficking, it was common knowledge that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) routinely visits the center — but does not enforce U.S. laws on the center’s grounds.”

California GOP Heeding the Wrong Message on Immigration

“Politico reports today that California Republicans are urging House Republicans to pass “comprehensive” immigration reform, for fear that the party “can’t win elections” in the state unless the legislation succeeds. That false message parrots the talking points being pushed by pro-amnesty unions and activists, who have taunted the GOP with slogans such as “Road to Exctinction or Road to Citizenship” at rallies this month,” says Breitbart News.

“Politico’s story, by Jake Sherman gets many other details wrong, such as the number of participants at an immigration reform rally in Bakersfield last week. He puts the number of attendees at 1,000–wrong, yet below other media estimates, and perhaps a concession to the fact that there were never more than a few hundred present, as Breitbart News and several other news agencies actually on the ground confirmed.”