The Obama Regime is waging a multiple front war on immigration enforcement, it attacks those who enforce immigration law, it refuses to enforce immigration laws, it creates new immigration "law" through executive order, and it ignores, or condones usurpation of immigration law, policy, and procedure by the bureaucracy. This blog has repeatedly warned the nation about rogue employees in the Executive Office For Immigration Review (EOIR) in the Department of Justice who are implementing their own administrative amnesty, and the Regime is fine with that, as are RINOs. One aspect of the Administrative Amnesty is the little known Asylum Office, part of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The Asylum Office is responsible for adjudicating applications for asylum, refugee status, and, more importantly, credible fear interviews as part of the adjudication of applications by juvenile illegal aliens.
Therein lies the key, the Asylum Office is approving an overwhelming number of applications for asylum as part of the credible fear interviews required as part of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, the central issue in the current wave of juvenile illegal aliens from Central America and elsewhere flooding the lower Rio Grande Valley.
House of Representatives, Judiciary Committee
Washington, D.C. — The House Judiciary Committee has obtained information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that shows 65% of unaccompanied alien minors’ asylum applications have been immediately approved by asylum officers in Fiscal Year 2014. And this is just the first bite of the apple. Many more cases can be approved later. Where an asylum officer does not approve the application, it is then referred to an immigration judge where the applicant can try again. If that fails, they can continue to appeal their case. Once individuals are granted asylum, they have access to all major federal welfare programs.
And the current rate is an increase over the historic rate:
Asylum approval rates overall have increased dramatically in recent years. Approval rates by asylum officers have increased from 28% in 2007 to 46% in 2013...
And the EOIR Immigration Judges are also doing their bit to encourage the illegal alien surge by approving those cases that are not approved administratively before they reach immigration court:
...and approval rates by immigration judges in affirmative cases have increased from 51% in 2007 to 74% in 2013. Combining both of these approval rates, the vast majority of aliens who affirmatively seek asylum are now successful in their claims. This does not even take into account appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals or federal courts.
Worst of all, most asylum cases are fraud.
At the same time, an internal Department of Homeland Security report shows that at least 70% of asylum cases contain proven or possible fraud.
And that 70% is on the conservative side. A 95% is a more accurate number since almost all applicants for asylum travel to the United States through 3rd countries.
But what is happening is the Regime and the permanent bureaucracy is running their own ideologically motivated amnesty, but it is not just the Obama Regime. The Jorge Bush Regime ignored the coup d'etat by the permanent bureaucracy of the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service and its grant of asylum status to MS-13 gang members from El Salvador when it ignored the machinations that granted Alex Sanchez, MS-13 Original Gangster (OG) asylum and established the principle in the administration of immigration law that criminal activity is itself grounds for asylum. In fact, the brains behind the gangbanger asylum fiasco, James T. Wyrough, is currently embedded in the permanent bureaucracy of USCIS in its San Jose Field Office.
The fix is in. And the radical left is unsatisfied. They are even claiming that deportation awaits the current wave of illegal aliens.
The Press Enterprise by David Olsen July 19, 2014
Many of the tens of thousands of Central American migrants who have crossed the border into Texas in the past several months either have applied for asylum or are expected to do so.
Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have among the world’s highest homicide rates, and many migrants say they are fleeing gang violence.
But immigration attorneys say that no matter how grave the danger migrants face in their homelands, they have little chance of being granted asylum.
That certainly is not true if 65% are being approved by USCIS and then 75% of those denied by USCIS are being approved by the Immigration Court Amnesty. But the press is carrying the water for the radical left and the Obama Regime, and prepping the battle space for the ongoing war on the historic American people.