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At US Ports of Entry, the Government Is Denying Asylum to Those Seeking Refuge


#1

At US Ports of Entry, the Government Is Denying Asylum to Those Seeking Refuge

Astrid Dominguez

Good things don’t always come to those who wait.


#2

Somewhere, Emma Lazarus is weeping tears of rage, grief and embarassment.


#3

No big surprise, laws mean nothing to the right wing of this country, unless they’re being applied to someone else.


#4

FWIW…

The following laws apply to all persons, regardless of citizenship or other status. Applying for asylum is a protected right. The second statute applies to CBP, ICE, HHS and other government agencies and their employees, all of whom are acting under color of law.

18 U.S. Code § 241 - Conspiracy against rights
If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or

If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured—

They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.

18 U.S. Code § 242 - Deprivation of rights under color of law
Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.


#5

There are many Americans who wish the asylum seekers would just disappear, or be forced to return to their own countries but such Americans don’t take into account how the US has destroyed democracy in such nations forcing many to seek succour elsewhere!