Senator Challenges Asylum Policy 

He says relaxed policies are at the heart of border chaos. 

Senator Tom Cotton said in a hearing with Attorney General Merrick Garland that the United States is allowing claims for protection from people coming from countries that are just as safe or safer than some major American cities. 

“One of the reasons we have a crisis at our border where we have illegal aliens running to our border patrol, not away from our border patrol, is this interpretation of asylum — that anyone anywhere who lives in a dangerous or poor country can come here and seek asylum,” the senator from Arkansas said. 

The attorney general replied, “The principle here is protection of specific individuals who are being threatened by the gang and where the local country is unwilling or unable to protect them.”

Senator Cotton questioned the “unwilling or unable” standard’s validity, asking, “Is the United States government and the city governments of St. Louis and Baltimore and New Orleans unwilling or unable to protect its own citizens?” 

Attorney General Garland replied, “They’re doing everything that they can; we’re supporting them in every way they can.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Senator Cotton as he inquires into the immigration policies of the executive branch.
  • For Attorney General Garland as he oversees the Justice Department.
  • For Secretary Mayorkas to seek God’s direction regarding the management of homeland security.

Sources: Washington Times, The Hill, NPR 


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