Ses­sions pushes bill to curb asy­lum abuse

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Sally Per­sons

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 can move in and out of the U.S.

The Texas Repub­li­can ex­plained the bill that the House pro­posed would end the abuse of the sta­tus seen in cases such as the Bos­ton Marathon bombers.

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