Trump Administration Toughens Asylum Rules, Speeds Deportation Process

Tyler Durden's picture

Amid judicial blockages, and rogue border agents, it appears the Trump administration is still trying its best to follow through on its campaign promises to crackdown on illegal immigration. As Reuters reports, The Department of Homeland Security has prepared new guidance for immigration agents aimed at speeding up deportations by denying asylum claims earlier in the process.

Following last week's apparent crackdown on DREAMers, Reuters reports new guidelines, contained in a draft memo dated February 17 but not yet sent to field offices, directs agents to only pass applicants who have a good chance of ultimately getting asylum, but does not give specific criteria for establishing credible fear of persecution if sent home.

The guidance instructs asylum officers to "elicit all relevant information" in determining whether an applicant has “credible fear” of persecution if returned home, the first obstacle faced by migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border requesting asylum.

Three sources familiar with the drafting of the guidance said the goal of the new instructions is to raise the bar on initial screening.

The administration's plan is to leave wide discretion to asylum officers by allowing them to determine which applications have a "significant possibility" of being approved by an immigration court, the sources said.


Furthermore, as The Wall Street Journal reports, parents and others who help children travel illegally to the U.S. would be subject to deportation or prosecution under new Trump administration policies being completed, according to a second leaked memo prepared by the Department of Homeland Security.

The draft memo also indicates people from countries other than Mexico trying to cross the southern U.S. border illegally could be returned to Mexico to await legal proceedings, while others would be held in detention centers.


The memo directs that those apprehended at the border be detained, or jailed, until their cases are heard, unless they first establishes a “credible fear” of persecution, or meet other limited exceptions.


Leon Fresco, who headed the Justice Department’s Office of Immigration Litigation under President Barack Obama, predicted many of these policies would meet resistance from courts, which are already reviewing smaller changes implemented under the previous administration.



He said he was particularly struck by the change in how children would be handled.


“It is a complete 180 to move from a policy that focused on unaccompanied minors being placed into safe locations while their removal proceedings were pending to placing the custodians of unaccompanied minors into removal proceedings,” he said. Even the smaller Obama version “is already the subject of pending litigation in Los Angeles federal court and is likely going to be viewed with great skepticism by that court.”

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Of course, as a reminder, these immigrants are illegally entering the country and this is what the American people voted for.

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IridiumRebel's picture

Come legally or do not come at all.

HockeyFool's picture

Illegals need a ride on some high speed bullet trains heading south, one way tickets only

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) HockeyFool Feb 19, 2017 9:05 PM

Yes you do belong together, just not here.

bye bye

847328_3527's picture

The media has twisted and turned this into abother "blame Trump" session.


Mexicans should be furious with their our leaders for failing to create a safe family enviroment there in their own country. Don't put the blame on trump. he's only been there for four weeks for God's sake!

JamesBond's picture

"If the host country doesn't agree to accept back... can be released into the US"



ich1baN's picture

I've investigated more on PizzaGate than I care to admit but with my knowledge of all the symbols and the cryptic ways those psychos communicate that these are not pedo symbols.... pedo symbols tend to have designs embedded or hearts within a heart symbol. The particular John Podesta/James Alefantis group tends to have a fondness for using Panda bears as symbols as well.... it's littered throughout their instagram posts, especially their inner circle of friends who use them profusely.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) ich1baN Feb 20, 2017 5:57 AM

Like "Love Trumps Hate" then beating people?

nmewn's picture

OMG!!! Trump is asserting his Constitutional plenary authority again!

This is nothing, wait till his budget comes out cutting ALL funding for progressive lapdog NPR & Big Bird, then they'll have something to wail about. There's another $41 million that Soros will have to pick up the tab for. 

Or not ;-)

gatorengineer's picture

And unfortunately I think he will get bitchslapped again by the libtard justices.  Its comming down to anyone can come anytime from anywhere for anyreason.  The rule of law has broken down completely...

nmewn's picture

I dunno, there's enough Deep State types around the bureaucracy of the executive branch who have had a chance to think about it lately. That would mean that the Congress doesn't matter and the Executive doesn't matter, only unelected, unaccountable people in black robes matter.

It should also be pointed out they are basically unarmed, only the loyalty of others in arms sustains their authority, otherwise "Justice" Ginsberg would make a fine looking bag lady feeding pigeons in the park and absolutely nothing more.

And they all know that too ;-)

847328_3527's picture

Those NPR shills are so out of control with their 24/7 misinformation. The hosts only invite guests who nod their heads and agree with every Trump-bashing remark. There is only propaganda on there not, very little to no news or intelligent discussion.

Defund and decaptitate npr!

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

Is almost as if this stalemate is by design...  I'll tell you who's still winning though:  USA's secret private investors. 

PBR Street Gang's picture

Actually, CPB get almost 500 million taxpayer dollars every year. 

CompassionateConservative's picture

That's racist and hate speech and as a progressive I am SICK of it!

Omen IV's picture

Biological fallout from 50 generations of first cousin marriages

"The massive inbreeding in Muslim culture may well have done virtually
irreversible damage to the Muslim gene pool, including extensive damage
to its intelligence, sanity, and health. According to Sennels, close to half of all Muslims in the world are inbred.
In Pakistan, the numbers approach 70%. Even in England, more than half
of Pakistani immigrants are married to their first cousins, and in
Denmark the number of inbred Pakistani immigrants is around 40%.

The numbers are equally devastating in other important Muslim
countries: 67% in Saudi Arabia, 64% in Jordan, and Kuwait, 63% in Sudan,
60% in Iraq, and 54% in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

According to the BBC, this Pakistani, Muslim-inspired inbreeding is
thought to explain the probability that a British Pakistani family is
more than 13 times as likely to have children with recessive genetic
disorders. While Pakistanis are responsible for three percent of the
births in the UK, they account for 33% of children with genetic birth

The risks of what are called autosomal recessive disorders such as
cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy is 18 times higher, and the
risk of death due to malformations is 10 times higher. Other negative
consequences of inbreeding include a 100 percent increase in the risk of
stillbirths and a 50% increase in the possibility that a child will die
during labor.

Lowered intellectual capacity is another devastating consequence of
Muslim marriage patterns. According to Sennels, research shows that
children of consanguineous marriages lose 10-16 points off their IQ and
that social abilities develop much slower in inbred babies. The risk of
having an IQ lower than 70, the official demarcation for being
classified as "retarded," increases by an astonishing 400 percent among
children of cousin marriages. (Similar effects were seen in the
Pharaonic dynasties in ancient Egypt and in the British royal family,
where inbreeding was the norm for a significant period of time.)

In Denmark, non-Western immigrants are more than 300 percent more
likely to fail the intelligence test required for entrance into the
Danish army. Sennels says, "The ability to enjoy and produce knowledge
and abstract thinking is simply lower in the Islamic world." He points
out that the Arab world translates just 330 books every year, about 20%
of what Greece alone does."

bonin006's picture

Here are a couple articles about the above topic:    (scroll down toward the bottom to get past the legal stuff for the genetics info)


TeamDepends's picture

You are one twisted pup. Either you are a compassionate conservative or a progressive. Oh wait, maybe you are a confused other/zhe who "can" (in some areas) go into the ladies room but really shouldn't.

Got The Wrong No's picture

"Come legally or do not come at all."


What is racist and hate speech about that statement???

Please explain. I'm SICK of progressives calling me a racist. 

I'm SICK of progressives ignoring the LAW. 

chimchim's picture

Let's just call them commies or socialists OK?
Progressive is a passive and mislreeding term, and misleading.

Ban KKiller's picture

If you are smart enough to get over here and you go to work and pay taxes then good luck. You will find plenty of jobs I won't do. Learn English and you too can be a debt serf. 

Normalcy Bias's picture

Wow, this may once again become a sovereign nation under Trump.

Yeah, I know... that's racist.

CompassionateConservative's picture

It is racist.  Pipe down there Hitler!

Croesus's picture

Mothers, don't let your children grow up to be Libtards.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

Is that you Waylon and Willie?

Sing us more

TeamDepends's picture

Don't let 'em smash windows
And preach about Marx
Let 'em hunt commies,
Feed muslims to sharks

Dakota Kid's picture

Johnny CashWaylon Jennings,Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson

The Highwaymen, great song,

Fascal rascal's picture
Fascal rascal (not verified) Croesus Feb 19, 2017 9:00 PM

Love the Waylon reference!

swamp's picture

Fathers you are role models for your sons.

Ms No's picture

We'll probably have another Central american kids killed on trains or the dead refugee baby on the beach-tear jerker incident any minute.  They haven't hyped up any incidents in a few.  They have to remind all the lefties why they are the side of divine light and we are evil.  Remember them leaving that baby on the beach and taking pictures for their "babies in incubators" refugee moment?  That was so sick.

gatorengineer's picture

maybe mexico should enforce their southern border?

chindit13's picture

The toothless fat piece of shit weak-kneed slut that was your Momma, who did absolutely nothing to be born within artificial borders, probably after a fling with the milkman or a trucker squirted out a worthless bit of human refuse like you, and you feel entitled to tell others how they should deal with their own accident of birth, with not the slightest touch of human warmth or empathy?

You are not even a credit to the dog that whelped you, and perhaps one day you will experience the same lack of compassion you show to others. People will piss on your grave, bitch.

Have a nice day.

max_leering's picture

come in legally or stay the fuck out, bitch

Jam's picture

Look who just got uncivilized. How funny you pussy.

Ms No's picture

lol  He sure was a pleasant chap.  I hope he isn't hurting himself right now but I'm not so sure.  He may also have bodies in the garden and quite a few cats.

DeathMerchant's picture

I think that Gulfstream just got reduced to an F-150 with a camper shell.

CompassionateConservative's picture

+6 million.  Western nations are for EVERYONE and anyone who disagrees with that is a NAZI and a hate criminal.

swamp's picture

Don't give a damn about your vapid name calling judgmental opinionated midget minded slurs.

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

I wish I could shit out food, housing, and rainbows for everyone on earth, so no one ever had to be cold or hungry.  I can't though.  There needs to be rules and separation otherwise USA is just going to become the world's toilet.

swamp's picture

I dint. I wish they'd get their own and stop leaning on ne.

divingengineer's picture

Come in legally or stay the fuck out!
That's catchy!

Got The Wrong No's picture

the paid trolls always show up with at least one other paid puke to spew their Hate and Lies, There is a good chance these two are the same Puke. The Hate, Stupidity and total lack of respect for the LAW is equally strong with both. 

DeathMerchant's picture

Looks like you're the only asshole that feels thast way. Talk you snowflakeism, your apologist, leftist puke bullshit and shove it up your ass on the way out. No one wants you here. Go protest somewhere but wait until the Sessions DOJ gives LE permission to bust heads with truncheons.

pine_marten's picture

The globalists have all but ruined Europe with immigration.  It was their plan for America as well. That is why all the fake news and attacks on Trump.

max_leering's picture


hey immigrants, and I mean from anywhere, either come here legally or stay the fuck out!