Myth: Asylum seekers should file at US consulates in their home countries.
Reality: Asylum can only be sought at the border or inside the US. US consulates do not accept asylum applications.
Reality: The law (8 USC 1158) specifically says a person may apply for asylum whether they enter legally or not.
They can be technically prosecuted for unlawful entry, but that doesn't prevent asylum.
Reality: There is NO requirement in the law that an asylum seeker's fear be politically based.
I've won many gang and terrorist related cases.
Reality: Any person who is forcibly displaced should (and often does) have a case for asylum. The law must (and does) provide a guarantee of the right to at least try.
Reality: Asylum seeking is not only perfectly legal, it is a human right.
There is no right to asylum, but there is a right to seek it.
Reality: There is no such law. And the United States guarantees the right to apply in the US. There may be other bars that may be applicable, but that doesn't affect the right to apply.
1. Attacks on asylum seekers is a part of the administration's unchecked executive power. If they can do it to asylum seekers, they'll do it to other aspiring citizens, the sick, the poor, the disenfranchised.
It's an attack on #ChecksAndBalances.
This is about WHO WE ARE and who we want to be.
We are our best when we stand up for each other as human beings.