DHS chief reveals startling stat on asylum seekers who skip hearings, disappear

  
Via:  kdmichigan  •  5 days ago  •  15 comments

DHS chief reveals startling stat on asylum seekers who skip hearings, disappear
“Out of those 7,000 cases, 90 received final orders of removal in absentia, 90 percent,” he said. “90 percent did not show up?” Graham asked. “Correct, that is a recent sample from families crossing the border,” McAleenan clarified.

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The acting Homeland Security secretary gave lawmakers a glimpse Tuesday into just how many asylum seekers skip their hearings after being released into the United States -- telling a Senate panel that a recent program found 90 percent miss their court dates.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan how many asylum seekers coming across the southern border show up for their hearings.

“It depends on demographic, the court, but we see too many cases where people are not showing up,” he said, telling Graham that DHS recently conducted a pilot program with family units.
“Out of those 7,000 cases, 90 received final orders of removal in absentia, 90 percent,” he said.
“90 percent did not show up?” Graham asked.
“Correct, that is a recent sample from families crossing the border,” McAleenan clarified.
McAleenan’s testimony also painted a grim portrait of a border crisis that shows no signs of easing, with Border Patrol overwhelmed and underfunded. The secretary described authorities as hamstrung by laws that limit how long they can keep migrants in custody.
“Currently due to a single district court order, we cannot obtain effective immigration enforcement results for the families arriving at our border -- they cannot be held for longer than 21 days and do not receive rulings from immigration courts for years,” he said.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported that it encountered 144,000 migrants at the border in May, a level not seen in decades, describing the situation as a “full-blown emergency.” McAleenan said that 60,000 children have entered into DHS custody in just the last 40 days.
McAleenan told lawmakers they also suffer due to “misaligned” asylum standards, meaning many of those who demonstrate “credible fear” of returning home -- the initial bar for claiming asylum -- are later judged not to have a valid asylum claim

He also said the restrictions on how long family units can be held mean that a child is now seen as a passport to the U.S. -- a perception he said is based in reality. He testified that only 30 percent of those coming to the border are actually trying to avoid being captured.
“Unless you’re a single adult, it is very unlikely you’ll be repatriated,” he said.
McAleenan urged Congress to act to end those loopholes and to grant requested DHS funding, and suggested that moves to make asylum seekers claim asylum in their home countries or designated third-countries could help solve the crisis.

Graham’s “Secure and Protect Act of 2019,” being discussed at the hearing, would include a provision to establish refugee processing centers in Mexico and Central America, and the senator asked the DHS chief if such an approach would work.
“First of all, it would break the back of the smuggling organizations, they’re profiting from this cycle.” McAleenan said. "It would provide access to asylum in country in a much safer manner than taking this dangerous journey and it would stop this flow immediately.”
“I believe the vast majority [of the migrant flow] would stop,” he said.

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KDMichigan
1  seeder  KDMichigan    5 days ago

But yet the same talking heads will tell you that these are good people. If they had legitimate reasons to claim asylum they wouldn't have any fear of showing up. 

I'll give President Trump credit for trying to tackle this issue on his own seeing congress won't do its job.

The only thing Democrats are good for is coaching immigrants on how to cross the border then disappear and become a illegal.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
1.1  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  KDMichigan @1    5 days ago
If they had legitimate reasons to claim asylum they wouldn't have any fear of showing up. 

not showing up is the same as forfeiting any chance of staying here. once caught they are gone.

they only do us a favor.

 
 
 
KDMichigan
1.1.1  seeder  KDMichigan  replied to  The Magic Eight Ball @1.1    5 days ago
once caught they are gone.

The key word is once. Then if they manage to stay hidden for years the proglibs cry that they have been here and they deserve to stay.

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  KDMichigan @1.1.1    5 days ago

We have to remember that it is legal to apply for asylum.

Now that we have that proof that asylum seekers as a group are flagrantly flouting our laws, maybe some will finally wake the hell up and admit that we are being invaded.

 
 
 
The Magic Eight Ball
1.1.3  The Magic Eight Ball  replied to  KDMichigan @1.1.1    5 days ago
the proglibs cry that they have been here and they deserve to stay.

who cares what they want? the progs will never see power again like they did under obama for many decades to come.

 the lefts only hope of regaining power is by running moderates and progressives only run hard left.  / not a winning combo. someone on the left might start to see that after 2020. but then again, they might claim aliens hacked their servers and trump colluded with the borg.

the left used to vote pretty much as a block.... now? not so much.  7million obama voters voted for trump after 8yrs of progressive bs. They are not going to suddenly want to go back to destroying our country with more progressive bs.

by 2020 the moderates and the socialists will have chewed each other to bits.  neither group will vote for the other in mass.

I will admit, watching the scrap on the left between sanity and socialism is kind of interesting.

I wonder if the left will "formally" split? I would not be surprised to see the regressives leave the democrat party and hijack the green party instead... the "new green deal" would fit right in. by  that I mean it would look good on paper.

well, regardless what happens... someone will be pissed off about it. LOL

cheers :)

 
 
 
KDMichigan
1.1.4  seeder  KDMichigan  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.2    5 days ago
Now that we have that proof that asylum seekers as a group are flagrantly flouting our laws,

This has been known for some time. The Obama administration failed to address the issue just like the myriad of other issues they failed to address.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
1.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  KDMichigan @1    4 days ago

But yet the same talking heads will tell you that these are good people. 

The cheese puff in charge thinks that Neo Nazis are "fine people".  So how come you don't label him as a talking head also?

 
 
 
KDMichigan
1.2.1  seeder  KDMichigan  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @1.2    4 days ago
The cheese puff in charge thinks that Neo Nazis are "fine people".  So how come you don't label him as a talking head also?

What are you babbling about? President Trump is in no part of the seed, or Neo-Nazi's

FYI your "fine people" is proven bullshit claim, find some new material.

 
 
 
Texan1211
2  Texan1211    5 days ago

And just remember these great words of wisdom:

"There IS no border crisis."

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1  Texan1211  replied to  Texan1211 @2    5 days ago

And lest anyone might be confused by my post:

/S

 
 
 
Sunshine
3  Sunshine    5 days ago
Graham’s “Secure and Protect Act of 2019,” being discussed at the hearing, would include a provision to establish refugee processing centers in Mexico and Central America, and the senator asked the DHS chief if such an approach would work.
“First of all, it would break the back of the smuggling organizations, they’re profiting from this cycle.” McAleenan said. "It would provide access to asylum in country in a much safer manner than taking this dangerous journey and it would stop this flow immediately.”

Sounds like an excellent solution!

 
 
 
KDMichigan
3.1  seeder  KDMichigan  replied to  Sunshine @3    5 days ago
Sounds like an excellent solution!

I can't wait for the left to step up to the bat to tell us what a awful plan this is. You know for the obvious reasons.

 
 
 
Tacos!
4  Tacos!    5 days ago

For reasons that seem rooted more in political fashion than anything else, Democratic politicians have zero interest in listening to the words of people who actually struggle with this issue every day.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
5  Buzz of the Orient    5 days ago

Maybe it's time to remove the plaque at the Statue of Liberty with the Emma Lazarus sonnet, as it may mislead a lot of people.

 
 
 
charger 383
6  charger 383    4 days ago

That 10% show up surprises me 

 
 
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