Obama: Illegal Kids Whose Lives Are in Danger May Stay
King Obama has spoken. Let no one disobey his decree, especially the laws of the United States.
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The Hill reports that the White House said Monday that children who have illegally crossed the border would “likely” be permitted to stay in the U.S. if their return to their home countries could imperil their lives.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest intoned:
These children will–and other immigrants who are attempting to enter the country without documentation–will go through the immigration process, and that means their claims of asylum will be considered by an immigration judge and by asylum officials. What that means is it means that if an immigration judge determines that they face a credible threat of death upon their return to their home country, then, again, I’m not an immigration judge, but it is likely that the immigration judge will find that that person should be granted humanitarian relief.
A 2008 law allows many of the immigrant children an automatic asylum hearing. Republicans want to amend the law so that the children from Central American countries, who comprise the majority of the new immigrants, undergo the same process as children from Mexico and Canada, who don’t get an automatic hearing. Democrats don’t want to change the law. The White House is being noncommittal.