- Dec 12, 2016
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The law is the Refugee Act of 1980. There are three relevant US-ratified treaties as far as I know: the Convention and the Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees, and the Convention Against Torture. Key language in the Act is that a person can apply for asylum “irrespective of status.” The Protocol says that “no contracting state” shall return refugees. These are in obvious tension with the laws that make it illegal to cross into the US w/o “inspection,” (as it is called) to overstay a visa, etc. The CAT has something in there protecting those in danger of torture if returned. All available on line somewhere.What laws and treaties? The ones the Biden administration is refusing to enforce!!! Or the laws they're bending to fit their political agenda?
I don't think it's necessary for O'Reilly to get that specific to make his point. That is the border is being overrun by illegal immigrants, and the Democrats are encouraging it.