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Illegals Evading Deportation By Claiming ‘Credible Fear,’ According To DOJ Officials


President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Trump is taking steps to tighten asylum laws and is urging Congress to do its part.
In a series of tweets this week, President Trump blasted former administration policies, and called on Congress to act.
The president’s comments come as the Department of Justice found 88-percent of migrants who enter the U.S. illegally dodge deportation if they claim “credible fear.”
Under the credible fear laws, applicants seeking refuge must prove they were persecuted based on race, nationality, and religion among other reasons.
However, immigration laws were written to protect U.S. authority, while asylum laws allow immigrants to remain in the U.S. if they fear for their lives in their home country.
“The immigration laws that Congress has enacted are some of the most generous in the world, but again and again we fail to properly enforce our laws,” said President Trump. “The American people have gotten frustrated as our system has deteriorated.”
Current asylum laws also allow immigrants to remain in the U.S. until they attend a court status hearing.
However, the Justice Department say only half of them actually show up for their hearing dates.
Homeland Security officials reported “credible fear” claims skyrocketed from 5,000 in 2009 to 94,000 in 2016 under the fallings of previous administrations.
Due to the sharp influx, DOJ officials suspect foreign nationals are taking advantage of loose laws by making fraudulent claims.
FILE – In this March 7, 2018, file photo, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions addresses the California Peace Officers’ Association at the 26th Annual Law Enforcement Legislative Day in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
“The ‘credible fear’ process was intended to be a lifeline for persons facing serious persecution, but it has become an easy ticket to illegal entry into the United States,” explained Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Moving forward, President Trump is vowing to stop these practices, and promises to take action to crack down on illegal immigration.

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