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Nancy Pelosi furious over Trump’s “cruel, illegal asylum restrictions”

This news story was published on July 17, 2019.
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A United States Border Patrol vehicle (UPI Photo/Earl Cryer)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Trump Administration announced new restrictions on illegal aliens traveling to the Southern border of the United States, and liberal Senator Nancy Pelosi is furious over the policy.

It was announced yesterday that the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security are revising federal law to add a new bar to eligibility for asylum for an alien who enters or attempts to enter the United States across the southern border, but who did not apply for protection from persecution or torture where it was available in at least one third country outside the alien’s country of citizenship, nationality, or last lawful habitual residence through which he or she transited en route to the United States.

Attorney General William P. Barr issued the following statement:


“This Rule is a lawful exercise of authority provided by Congress to restrict eligibility for asylum. The United States is a generous country but is being completely overwhelmed by the burdens associated with apprehending and processing hundreds of thousands of aliens along the southern border. This Rule will decrease forum shopping by economic migrants and those who seek to exploit our asylum system to obtain entry to the United States—while ensuring that no one is removed from the United States who is more likely than not to be tortured or persecuted on account of a protected ground.”

The bar is subject to three limited exceptions, including:

(1) an alien who demonstrates that he or she applied for protection from persecution or torture in at least one of the countries through which the alien transited en route to the United States, and the alien received a final judgment denying the alien protection in such country;

(2) an alien who demonstrates that he or she satisfies the definition of “victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons” provided in 8 C.F.R. § 214.11; or,

(3) an alien who has transited en route to the United States through only a country or countries that were not parties to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, the 1967 Protocol, or the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

Asylum is a discretionary benefit offered by the United States Government to those fleeing persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.

The United States has experienced a dramatic increase in the number of aliens encountered along or near the southern land border with Mexico. This increase corresponds with a sharp increase in the number, and percentage, of aliens claiming fear of persecution or torture when apprehended or encountered by DHS. The number of cases referred to DOJ for proceedings before an immigration judge has also risen exponentially, more than tripling between 2013 and 2018. These numbers are projected to continue to increase throughout the remainder of Fiscal Year 2019 and beyond.

Only a small minority of these individuals, however, are ultimately granted asylum. The large number of meritless asylum claims places an extraordinary strain on the nation’s immigration system, undermines many of the humanitarian purposes of asylum, has exacerbated the humanitarian crisis of human smuggling, and adversely impacts the United States’ ongoing diplomatic negotiations with foreign countries. This rule mitigates the strain on the country’s immigration system by more efficiently identifying aliens who are misusing the asylum system to enter and remain in the United States rather than legitimately seeking urgent protection from persecution or torture.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the Trump Administration’s new asylum rule, which creates unprecedented and impossible hurdles for families seeking asylum and clearly violates the Immigration and Nationality Act:

Nancy Pelosi

“The President is devastating lives, dishonoring our values and departing from decades of precedent and law in his haste to destroy the lifeline of asylum in America. This cruel new asylum rule perfectly showcases the Administration’s utter disdain and disregard for immigrant communities and communities of color.

“This asylum rule is a clear abdication of American humanitarianism. Since Day One, the Administration has turned its back on generations of Republican and Democratic leadership, which has long recognized that the lifeline of asylum is central to our nation’s values, history and future. As the American Association of Evangelicals has testified, America’s commitment to opening our doors to those in need is the ‘crown jewel of American humanitarianism.’

“The Administration has clearly overreached their authority and violated the law with these restrictions, which will be swiftly and successfully challenged in the courts. The Democratic House will always stand firm against attacks on immigrants, and will continue to call on the White House to join us to support smart, effective immigration policies that honor our values and keep families together and safe.”

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36 Responses to Nancy Pelosi furious over Trump’s “cruel, illegal asylum restrictions”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 21, 2019 at 8:47 am

    So tired of people playing the race card. It’s just a way of justifying their own failures and not excepting responsibility for their own problems. Grow up and be an adult quit blaming others for your own short comings.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 21, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Trump just wants everyone to be happy. If you’re not happy in this country because it doesn’t fit the mold of what you think a country should be then go to a country that best fits your ideas and way of life. Just don’t try to change this country into your dream country. The rest of us like it the way it is. A work in progress.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 20, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Nancy – The wicked socialist BITCH FROM THE WEST ! Californicate – brain dead and dangerous !

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    mint Reply Report comment

    July 20, 2019 at 5:03 am

    To – editor/publisher/owner Matt Marquardt would you please update this site with 1.) Thumbs up or thumbs down 2.) Ability to edit comments

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      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      July 20, 2019 at 8:45 am

      I could do the thumbs up / down but probably not the edit. I’ll look into it, though. Appreciate the suggestion!

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    mint Reply Report comment

    July 20, 2019 at 4:59 am

    all scripted acting, same coin 2 different sides, all phony, designed to distract, destroy, divide people, while the psycho sorcerers sit back and laugh at the good people in the U.S. corporation, nothing more than mind games psyop – Smith Mundt act – propaganda is legal to use on the citizens of the U.S. corporation,

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    Unkimt Reply Report comment

    July 19, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Go back to where you came from nancy!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 19, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Hey Nancy, the people storming our borders hate America and Americans. This country is under attack and we using our laws and compassion against us.

    Also, America needs to quit electing anti-America representatives!!!1

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 18, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Four More Years!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 18, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    “All Americans, not only in the States most heavily affected but in every place in this country, are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country. The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants. The public service they use impose burdens on our taxpayers. That’s why our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders more by hiring a record number of new border guards, by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before, by cracking down on illegal hiring, by barring welfare benefits to illegal aliens. In the budget I will present to you, we will try to do more to speed the deportation of illegal aliens who are arrested for crimes, to better identify illegal aliens in the workplace as recommended by the commission headed by former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan. We are a nation of immigrants. But we are also a nation of laws. It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it.” Bill Clinton circa 1995

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 18, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    Sober up beeach !

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 18, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Dems suck and so does the camel humpers.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 18, 2019 at 7:49 am

    Hey! That’s the rules of the United Nations – not a very honest organization at best. Takes advantage of America and its legal citizens.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 18, 2019 at 7:45 am

    That’s the way it goes worldwide – People are required to seek asylum in the nearest country to the one they are from – AND after the country they left is stabilized they are REQUIRED TO RETURN to the country of origin. Refugee status does NOT give them a right to stay in America unless they go through the LEGAL immigration process. Pepsi Cola Pelousi or woman with forked tongue knows this but would rather lie to get votes for her communist party of socialist demorats.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 17, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    KAG !!!!

    TRUMP 2020 !!!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 17, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Yes Nancy we need more Obama MS-13 gang members in our country. Anyone who votes for ANY democrat is an idiot !!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 17, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Thank you Mr President

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 17, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Wake up people. This POS Pelosi and her posse are anti-America anti American and anti people. They’re the Trojan Horse we’ve been warned about. They’ve infiltrated our government positions and are using our laws and CONSTITUTION to change the laws in favor of Sharia law. They need to be ousted. Enough is enough.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 18, 2019 at 4:33 pm

      It is people like you who are turning others away from the Republican party. Most of us aren’t obsessed with hate for others.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 18, 2019 at 4:57 pm

        It has nothing to do with hate, it has everything to do with changing our way of life and taking away our freedoms.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 19, 2019 at 7:05 am

          Yep, that is what you are trying to do.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 17, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    I think I’ve talked with enough people as to their thoughts about what’s happening in this country, primarily on the southern border, what I’ve learned is that pretty much everyone Republican and Democrats can see the only reason the Democrats are allowing so many Illegals to enter the United States is to use them to change voting districts populations, and to come off as the Great Defender Of their cause so they will ( Illegality in this country or not ) vote Democrat! My country is being Sold for the price of a vote! As for the picture of Nance P, she has the same look in her eyes that I see in my 3 year old Boxer Dog, nobody Home Here!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 19, 2019 at 6:50 am

      Spot on!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 19, 2019 at 9:26 am

      I bet looking into your dog’s eye’s i’d see alot more thought want and need than if i shined a light into yours. for real is this 1950? Youre the kind of guy who say’s he’s “training” a dog when people asl why you yell at it and hit it bet!

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    Roger That Reply Report comment

    July 17, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    Que Sera, Sera. Nancy’s time has passed. With Feinstein not far behind. The ‘squad’ of women of color is pure BS. Haters that are stirring the sh!t pot. Wouldn’t it be so super cool to have free health care for all. Today’s new temple is the hospital. Medicine the new god. This is the new pipe dream of today with these people. Kicking and screaming, tantrum filled politicians unwilling to reach compromise. Hillary missed the boat. It’s over. And the war machine goes marching on…

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 17, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    These Laws were ALWAYS there – Just the corrupt congressmen/women who looked the other way to get votes to enrich THEMSELVES and screw American citizensThey should be thrown out of office or RUN OUT !

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    July 17, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    What’s new, she’s been furious since the day Trump was elected.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 17, 2019 at 4:32 pm

      I have a feeling she’s been “mad” for some time now. well before the trump administration.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 17, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    meanwhile her party mate’s are willing to do unconstitutional thereby illegal thing’s every single day to further their insane bat shit crazy agenda’s? Hmmm. So it is ok to be “mean” to American citizens by attempting to restrict hijack ban or steal right’s as well as property. We just better get it together and extend a warm welcome and a helping hand in any way possible to anyone trying to illegally immigrate to our country? In any case the career politician needs to be a thing of the past and illegal. this woman is beyond her years of rational thinking or being able to relate to anyone under 70. the founding fathers had day job’s. todays politician’s should not be rich elite dbags they should also be the common man the same as back in 1776. They should not hold office over a decade’s time, alot of damage can be done in ten years by a rich corrupt pos. Alot of good can be done in that time by someone who actually understands day to day average american live’s. someone who is actually directly affected by their policy and has regular people for friends and family to represent and protect real people to answer to directly. nancy needs to get a job bagging groceries like everyone else enjoying the choice of a working retirement.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 17, 2019 at 3:48 pm

      Kinda like Chuck Grassley? That kind of career politician? Or Kim Reynolds? Or Mike Pence?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 17, 2019 at 4:30 pm

        Yes. are you making assumption’s now? I never made an endorsement nor claimed any loaylty to either party. If you have mistaken my original comment for some type of pro right statement youre wrong… Kim Reynolds is a pos mean person. bits of the left and bits of the right make sense but in no way can a thinking intelligent person believe either side is the right side. The left is way to full of control culture and socialism, anyone who thinks censorship of any kind is ok is the devil. The right has to much interest in controlling people too and the religious aspect is gross. both sides want to much to do with personal choices. both sides are evil and corrupt. so, if you intended your comment to be snide or snarky or impactful you missed the target here. I wont assume you are a liberal if youll stop assuming im either or.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 18, 2019 at 12:52 pm

      I like your message, but you misused your apostrophes about seven times in your paragraph. Repetitive and poor punctuation dilutes your message. Is that what you want?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 18, 2019 at 2:58 pm

        All the morons on this site understand it.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 19, 2019 at 9:29 am

          if you managed im sure everyone else will. smarter people than yourself have the time to worry about the content and not be nazis about useless shit like punctuation. blame local school system and poor employees if you will. blame a life of actual labor and not one of writing essays and doing paper work. blame the fact that i just dont give a shit.

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            July 19, 2019 at 10:51 am

            “Not giving a shit” is how the world gets to such a stupid place, stupid.

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            July 19, 2019 at 5:40 pm

            if you don’t, give a shit, why did you reply?