An appeals court has restated that leaving violence is not a valid reason for asylum in the U.S.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed a case pushed by an illegal border crosser from El Salvador, named Jose Hercules, who tried to obtain asylum to prevent deportation from the country by saying he was escaping violence and would be targeted by violent gangs if he was removed.
Before, the Board of Immigration Appeals had dismissed his appeal when a federal judge ruled he had no legitimate cause for asylum and could therefore be deported.
Hercules said he was eligible for three reasons — because he was leaving violence in El Salvador, because he was a Salvadoran male, and because if deported, he said he would be attacked by gangs who would view him as rich.
The appeals court denied and dismissed Hercules’ case. Ruling that that none of his asylum claims were valid, and supporting the idea that leaving violence in another country is not a real reason for foreign nationals to stay in the U.S.
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson hit back against the idea of asylum this week. Saying that major U.S. cities like Baltimore have higher crime than El Salvador.
“According to the data, El Salvador is safer than most top American cities. Safer than Baltimore,” Carlson said during his monologue:
“In 2018, Baltimore reported 51 murders per 100,000 people. And San Salvador had a smaller amount — reported at 50.3 murders per 100,000 people. San Salvador is known as the most violent city in the whole hemisphere. Baltimore also had a higher murder rate than Honduras, Guatemala, and even Afghanistan.”
“So why aren’t citizens of Baltimore eligible for asylum in Latin America? Thanks to their leadership, El Salvador is becoming safer. Meanwhile, thanks to Democrats like Kamala Harris, our nation is becoming much more dangerous.”
According to the DOJ, under 14 percent of people who claim fear when they get to the border are given asylum. Around 86.5 percent are denied asylum or withdraw their asylum claim.
Author: Steven Sinclaire