New Numbers: 91 Percent of Central American Asylum Seekers Have Bogus Claims

Katie Pavlich, Town Hall, November 29, 2018

New numbers from the Department of Homeland Security show that just 9 percent of asylum claims made by individuals from Central America turn out to be legitimate.

{snip} “Yet, the harsh reality is that 31 percent of aliens who pass that initial [asylum] interview do not even show up for their hearing, while a staggering 40 percent of aliens who pass their initial interview do not even file an application.”


Current U.S. immigration law requires illegal aliens traveling from Central America as a family unit, specifically with children, to be released into the interior of the United States after 20 days of federal detention.


{snip} Reporters on the ground, in addition to Border Patrol agents, have repeatedly pointed out the majority of individuals in the caravan are young men who are not legitimately seeking asylum.

“What I saw on the border yesterday was not people walking up to Border Patrol agents and asking to claim asylum,” San Diego Sector Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott said during a recent interview with CNN. “One of the groups that I watched and several of them were arrested, they passed 10 or 15 marked Border Patrol units walking west to east. Numerous uniformed personnel as they were chanting, waving a Honduran flag and throwing rocks at the agents. If they were truly asylum seekers, they would have walked up with their hands up and surrendered. That is not what took place.”

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