MSNBC host Chris Hayes says he’s going to shout this until he’s hoarse, so it must be true. Looks like he was responding to Ari Fleischer:
The Democrats no longer are able to make a moral distinction between those who seek to come here legally and those who come here illegally. That represents a breakdown in respect for the law and a huge problem for our nation. https://t.co/6ri4XneeYT
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) January 9, 2019
Gonna shout this until I am hoarse:
SEEKING ASYLUM IS LEGAL!!!!!!!
IT IS A RIGHT PROTECTED UNDER BOTH DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL LAW!!!!! https://t.co/QV3mgFVNTN
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 9, 2019
We don’t see where Fleischer or anyone else suggested seeking asylum is illegal. Sure, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez referred to those seeking refuge in the United States, but there’s a legal way to do it, and are we to assume everyone at the border is truly seeking asylum?
THE VAST MAJORITY OF “ASYLUM” CLAIMS ARE BOGUS. https://t.co/75mUzN8trO
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) January 10, 2019
And you have to seek it in the first safe country you reach. You're not allowed to "Asylum Shop"
— Nick S (@thesonx) January 10, 2019
Mexico already offered them asylum.
— Jacob Ryan 🇱🇧🇺🇸 (@jri49msstate) January 10, 2019
There is also an Embassy in Mexico City and 9 Consulates in Mexico they can walk into and declare asylum. Much easier then crossing a border illegally and then saying it after arrest
— Michael (@iammine843) January 10, 2019
And if you’re leaving Honduras to get asylum that would be in Mexico not America
Just sayin @chrislhayes
— Larry Hawk (@szeminska61) January 10, 2019
If you’re really seeking asylum, you don’t turn your nose up at ports in the storm
— Elux Troxl (@EluxTroxl) January 10, 2019
Did we mention Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto launched a program for the migrant caravan dubbed “You are home,” offering shelter, medical attention, schooling, and jobs to Central Americans who agreed to stay in the southern Mexico states of Chiapas or Oaxaca? Yes, we did. But as one migrant said, it was their “destiny” to get to the American border.
That’s why so many migrants leaving the United States for Canada were crossing over at a well-known illegal crossing; they knew if they tried to claim asylum in Canada at a legal checkpoint, they’d be sent back to claim asylum in the United States instead under the 2002 Safe Country Agreement.
seeking it is legal though… u have to wait in line and do it legally
— Gnomercy (@TrumpGnomercy) January 10, 2019
Sure it is…… but, not crossing the border illegally to claim it is.
— Jonathan Eubanks (@JonathanEubank1) January 10, 2019
Sneaking into our country, climbing over a fence at night isn't seeking asylum. It is illegal and shouldn't be rewarded… Illegal aliens deserve NOTHING…
— Paul Nelson (@paul_sdltrmp6) January 10, 2019
Most "asylum seekers" are economic migrants.
— KnoxvegasMike (@mlittle101) January 10, 2019
Seeking asylum to get free stuff.
— Rick Martinez 🇺🇸 (@RickMartlnez) January 10, 2019
Democrats make sure they get the word out to all coming to this country to say they are seeking asylum so they can circumvent our laws!!
— Steve0512 (@sjcea) January 10, 2019
Seeking asylum becomes ILLEGAL in three easy steps:
1. You apply for asylum at the border
2. You are granted conditional entry into the US until your hearing
3. You don't show up for your hearing and remain in the US illegally
— Rich Newton (@Rich_Newton_) January 10, 2019
Katie, the REAL question is
How MANY seekers out there who were given a court date and then failed to show WHO are still at large??
— Net Wrk Guy (@netwrkguy) January 10, 2019
And where does it stop?? After 10,000 or 10,000,000 "asylum" seekers?? The USA is not the world's policeman, nor are we the world's Motel 6 were anybody can just check in for free…..
— Bob (@Bob72270) January 10, 2019
ICYMI ==> ‘Oops’! MSNBC reporter in Tijuana accidentally ‘shoots down the media’s narrative’ about ‘asylum seekers’ https://t.co/1Z6nyvueZV
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 27, 2018