Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Pete Sessions pushes House bill to end asylum loopholes

Via Billy

House Rules Committee Chairman Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, finishes the final wording on the Republican health care bill before sending it to the floor for debate and a vote, Friday, March 24, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ** FILE **

Rep. Pete Sessions said Wednesday that the House is pushing a bill to end loopholes for those claiming asylum in the U.S.

“The bottom line is the law allows people who come here to make these claims and have automatic entry, receive a lawyer, have a hearing and go through a process,” he said on Fox News. “What we want to do is take away these reasons why people are automatically allowed these provisions.”

The current law allows the U.S. to terminate asylum status and return people to their home countries unless they apply for protection status. Those with protection status are those who believe they will be persecuted if they return home, and they are free to move in and out of the United States.

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