9th Circ. Ruling Could Break US Asylum System

By Seth Stodder (April 2, 2019, 3:43 PM EDT) -- The ongoing political fight over President Donald Trump's proposed border wall can only be described as a non sequitur, distracting us from focusing on the real challenge we are facing at the border — namely, how to manage the rising flow of Central American families coming to claim asylum from violence back home.

Indeed, some might be surprised to know that the overall numbers of people trying to sneak undetected across the border are still way down from their peaks of 20 years ago. In 2000, U.S. Customs and Border Protection apprehended nearly 1.7 million people trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico...

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