Border Crisis Continues as New Asylum Rules Take Hold

As more U.S. troops provide support along the southern border, word is beginning to spread about the Trump administration's new policy to restrict asylum applications.

About 1,000 illegal aliens found themselves stuck in Tijuana, now being forced to prove their asylum claims. Curtis Collier at U.S. Border Watch calls it the right move.

“When you require people to file for asylum before they get here, it's going to make a big change,” he says. “It's also going to put people who jump across the border in a situation where they cannot file for asylum.”

Legal challenges have already been filed.

Meanwhile, New York Democrat Chuck Schumer and others continue to criticize conditions at detention facilities.

“Schumer couldn't find his butt with both hands and a flashlight. He's about as useful as a wet roll of toilet paper,” says Shannon McGauley with Texas Minutemen.

“I can't understand where you complain about some kid not being able to eat, and then you're not buying their dinner.”

Roughly 800,000 illegals have been apprehended at the border since October. Collier calls the crisis a political hot potato with no end sight.

“This is a perfect example, and very clear to see, they're not representing our best interest,” he says. “Not only the American people, but the immigrants who are putting themselves and their families in tremendous danger.”

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