Sep 22 2021
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today called on the Biden Administration to call a ‘time-out’ and stop processing asylum claims made in the United States. Graham has pushed for asylum claims to be filed in the asylum seekers' home country, another Northern Triangle country or one contiguous, or in Mexico before being allowed into the United States.
“Every time I see the images coming from our southern border I get infuriated.
“The human suffering. The national security threats. The out-of-control nature of this run on the border needs to stop.
“If the Biden Administration called a ‘Time Out’ on asylum claims made in the United States – where people are released and never show up to their hearings – this flow would stop overnight.
“The only way to stop the flow of migrants is to change our asylum laws that are being abused. It is past time for the Biden Administration to show some leadership.”
Graham Discusses Asylum Claim Abuse