The Trump Administration is attempting to bar migrants who have prior convictions from being able to seek asylum.

Epoch Times:

The Trump administration is seeking to block immigrants convicted of drunk driving, domestic violence, or a gang-related crime from qualifying for asylum protection under a proposed new rule.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on Wednesday announcing their plan to expand the number of crimes that would disqualify an immigrant from seeking asylum. The departments said in a statement that the proposed rule aims to help them “devote more resources to the adjudication of asylum cases filed by non-criminal aliens.”
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on Wednesday announcing their plan to expand the number of crimes that would disqualify an immigrant from seeking asylum. The departments said in a statement that the proposed rule aims to help them “devote more resources to the adjudication of asylum cases filed by non-criminal aliens.”

The Immigration and Nationality Act already bars certain categories of immigrants from receiving asylum, such as those who were involved in the persecution of others, convicted of particularly serious crimes, or involved in terrorist activity.

The proposed rule adds an extra seven categories of crimes that would make immigrants ineligible from receiving protection in the United States. Some of the crimes include a felony under federal or state law, alien smuggling, illegal re-entry, and other misdemeanors. The proposal will still need to go through a public commenting period—which will end on Jan. 21 next year—before it can be implemented.

This should speed up the asylum process:

The number of active backlog cases pending in U.S. immigration courts through to August 2019 has exceeded one million, according to the latest data from the research center Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. The backlog of pending court cases has surged this year when compared to previous years. Last year, there were 768,257 cases in total; in 2017, it was 629,051.

The proposed rule would also remove the requirement to reconsider a discretionary denial of asylum. The departments say this would make immigration courts more efficient and reduce any cost related to the increased adjudication time as it will no longer require a second review of the same application by the same judge

Doesn’t this seem like common sense? Why would we allow those who already committed crimes back into the US? One of the most important parts of this is the fact that we can speed up the process for those who actually may need asylum. You would think that the left would support this.

The best part of this, of course, is that we keep convicted criminals out of the United States.

Good on the Trump Administration for doing this.

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