President Trump’s Asylum Action Will Help Ease the Border Crisis

“This week, the Trump administration continued its efforts to bring order to the southern border by imposing new rules on the asylum-seeking process. This is what was needed,” the Washington Examiner editorial board writes.

Under the new rule, an alien who enters or attempts to enter the United States across the southern border, but who passed through other countries on the way without applying for protections from persecution or torture, will be ineligible for asylum in America.

Our asylum laws were “not supposed to be an invitation to unlimited economic migration. But that is how the law is currently functioning, with Central Americans making their way here by the tens of thousands every month. They have learned exactly how to push the system’s buttons in order to secure long-term permission to be inside the U.S., and this is why detention centers near the border are overflowing.”

Meanwhile, Democrats in Congress have “shown no sense of urgency to fix the problem.”

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“If the USMCA were brought to the floor of the House for a vote, it would pass overwhelmingly. Yet, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) continues to slow-walk the ratification process. She can’t take yes for an answer because too many in her party only want to say no,” Rep. Ron Estes (R-KS) writes in The Hill. “The sad reality is too many in Pelosi’s party would gladly hand America a loss if it means denying President Trump a win.”

“Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) scolded a Google executive Tuesday, saying that Congress’ patience with Google’s monopoly is running thin, and that it’s ‘time for accountability,’” Sean Moran reports for Breitbart. “Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) asked Google vice president of government affairs and public policy Karan Bhatia if he would submit to an independent, third-party audit of its content moderation practices, to which Bhatia said no.”

“NAFTA, which was approved and has been in place since 1994, was written before many of the digital technologies that drive our 21st century global economy, such as cloud computing and online commerce, even existed,” business leader James Brett writes in the New Hampshire Business Review. “Fortunately, our leaders in Congress have the opportunity to take an important step to bolster U.S. exports and drive continued economic growth by approving the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).”