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The Wall is crucial, but it’s not everything.

Caravans of human cargo are filing into the United States because … they can. U.S. law allows it, even invites it.

Here’s how: Provided you’re not a white, South African farmer—in other words, a real refugee—you may plonk yourself at an American “port of entry,” say San Ysidro in San Diego, and simply assert your right to petition the U.S. for asylum.

Then and there you claim asylum on the grounds that your race, religion, nationality or politics expose you to persecution in the country you want to leave.

Compared to a multicultural mecca like America, where faction fighting is rising, Latin American arrivals seem rather homogeneous. Dare I say they’re largely Hispanic Catholics? Dare I ask who’s persecuting them in their homelands?

By the law’s logic, Muhammadan terrorists entering the U.S. through its southwestern border should have a far better legal case for asylum than Latin Americans: “I’m from Pakistan. I’m an LGBTQ activist, fleeing Islamic oppression. You’d better believe it.”

If you can’t quite manage to locate the legally designated gate, and a “misguided” U.S. border agent attempts deportation, you may, nevertheless, “defend” yourself against U.S. law by—you’re getting the hang of it!—lodging an asylum claim.

The American lawmakers and jurists who legislate and adjudicate immigration generally have the migrant’s back, and will right away accept the “credible fear” yarn he spins. He will thus be granted face-time with a judge. Their stupidity (and venality) is also his signal to vamoose, never to be seen again.

Children are the charm, a magic amulet. Courtesy of the Flores Settlement Agreement, unaccompanied children or adults with children must be released after a brief timeout in well-appointed detention centers. (“Cages,” as Democrat ingrates call this generous gift from the put-upon American taxpayer.)

All a single male or childless couple needs to do is grab a child. Borrow one if there isn’t an urchin handy, and drag him along for the trip. However hirsute and ink-covered your juvenile is; he cannot be detained for longer than 20 days.

Next, “the child” and his adopted Caravan “family” (or predatory parent) rest up in detention, fill in asylum applications and are subsequently cut loose in the U.S. with a nod and wink. (“Come back for your court hearing, amigos, know what I mean? Grin grin, wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more,” as the old Monty Python skit goes.)

Ludicrous? American lawmakers—incontestable majorities on the Republican side included—don’t think so. Why else would they have kept these aberrant, catch-and-release, mickey-mouse laws in place?!

U.S. legislators and jurists have crafted laws for Americans which, in another time and era, would have resulted in charges of treason. (Perhaps Special Counsel Robert Mueller can make himself useful: Investigate the special interests colluding in the immigration racket.)


If this is confusing, here’s the magic maxim our immigration scofflaw should follow: Just do it. Cross illegally. All roads lead to Rome—to the creation of an immutable reality on the ground: By and large, illegal migrants get to stay in the U.S., even though fewer than 10 percent of asylum applications are officially approved.

“If there is no Wall, there is no Security,” said President Donald Trump on one of the few reliable news outlets he has remaining: POTUS’ Twitter account.

Too true. Regrettably, The Law is in even worse shape than the invisible Wall, if that’s at all possible.

Despite two years without any serious political opposition, the Republicans did near to nothing to end the legal limbo described.

In the early halcyon days of 2017, Republicans floated the RAISE ACT, “Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act.” It was quickly coffined.

Other than Steven Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies, nobody defended or haggled for The Act with any vigor, during the Republican dominance on Capitol Hill, from 2017 till 2019.

Back in 2017, Camarota had raised hell for RAISE:

The “Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment,” he argued, would have slashed family reunification immigration by 50 percent—from 11 million people every decade to 5 or 6 million—still a deluge—providing a much-needed respite for economically poor Americans (and for Americans who feel like aliens in their own country).

Seventy percent of legal immigrants enter the U.S. through the family reunification visa. No consideration is given to their skill, education or the needs of the American economy. Roughly half of the legal intake is lacking in any useful skills and without so much as a high-school education. Fifty percent of households headed by legal immigrants access one or more of the major welfare programs.

At current levels, legal immigration suppresses American wages, especially at the bottom rungs of the labor market, and constitutes, inarguably and overall, a fiscal drain.

America’s poor are so very poor, pleaded Camarota on behalf of The Forgotten American. You’d be giving them a raise by lowering levels of legal immigration.

From the missed opportunity of 2017, we fast forward to the border, in 2019. Yes, there is crisis on the border. Today, that “crisis” is west of Eagle Pass, in Texas. Tomorrow it’s in your neighborhoods.

Ilana Mercer has been writing a weekly, paleolibertarian column since 1999. She is the author of “Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011) & The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed (June, 2016). She’s on Twitter, Facebook, Gab & YouTube

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  1. Realist says:

    Here’s how: Provided you’re not a white, South African farmer—in other words, a real refugee—you may plonk yourself at an American “port of entry,” say San Ysidro in San Diego, and simply assert your right to petition the U.S. for asylum.

    Ilana what precipitated white, South African farmers to become refugees???

    • Replies: @follyofwar
    , @KenH
  2. These Asylum seekers have protection under our federal laws and they have every right to apply at a legal port of entry and request asylum. For your information the US is a party to the 1951 Convention and the 1967 Protocol covering Asylum Seekers. As a signatory to the 1967 Protocol, and through U.S. immigration law, the United States has legal obligations to provide protection to those who qualify as refugees. The Refugee Act established two paths to obtain refugee status—either from abroad as a resettled refugee or in the United States as an asylum seeker.

  3. @Realist

    Of course, white South Africans (SA) are still benefitting from White Privilege, aren’t they? Even as their land is stolen from them, and they are are raped and killed in large numbers? Imagine the uproar from the D’s if they were to be admitted to the US. No whites need apply.

    Meanwhile, Russia is admitting, or has admitted, 15,000 SA whites. I hope it will be many more, and that more white friendly countries will follow suit before it’s too late for the Boers. But do we ever hear, from our corrupt MSM, about Russia providing asylum to these hard-working, persecuted SA whites? Don’t hold your breath.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Anon
  4. Realist says:

    I hope it will be many more, and that more white friendly countries will follow suit before it’s too late for the Boers.

    There are damn few White friendly countries….even among White majority countries.

  5. Fran800 says:
    @Edward Huguenin

    This Convention and followups are the real source of the problem. We signed onto them in Canada also — and we are being destroyed by them.

  6. more bellyaching from the Mercer-Issacsohn

    about the White-genociding ethnorc invasion.

    but not a word about the political class-owning,

    White-hating ethnic Tribe that took down our borders.

    that’s alright, Haxo can help:


    wait…what?…is this a cohencidence? Because

    it’s Ilana’s tribe as well.

  7. KenH says:

    Ilana what precipitated white, South African farmers to become refugees???

    Illana’s papa was an anti-apartheid activist as were many other S. African Jews.

    • Replies: @Realist
  8. @Edward Huguenin

    From what I’ve read, you can only apply for asylum in the United States if you’re in the United States LEGALLY.

    Entering the US illegally does NOT baptize you into being able to then apply for asylum once you’re here.

    All of these hispanics invading our nation and claiming asylum have no statutory (or other) right to do so …

  9. Realist says:

    Illana’s papa was an anti-apartheid activist as were many other S. African Jews.

    That’s my point.

  10. imbroglio says:

    I was employed, in the nineties, by an NGO under UNRWA auspices. This was during the Clinton amnesty. Refugee re-settlement and family reunification. Applicants for asylum had to prove persecution. Assyrian Christians from Iraq, for example. That has changed.

    AOC has lately informed us that the people of Central and South America, along with American Latinos, are descended from Native Americans and have a better right to occupy the land mass of the United States than do Johnny Come Lately Europeans. African Americans may get a pass as their ancestors, most of them, were brought here against their will.

    Population replacement is proceeding apace with the active participation of the ruling class whose racial cohorts are to be replaced. When the Frankish Odoacer replaced the last Roman Emperor in 476, all he did was flip a switch on the lighting panel in the imperial villa and there went the glory that was…

  11. David says:

    Illana’s daughter lied in an attempt to gain residency in the US. The author wrote a lame article about it but didn’t tell us what the lie was, nor did she condemn it. One imagines it was a lie of convenience meant to gain what was essentially asylum among us Americans. A lot like the system Illana’s griping about in this piece, except without effective coaching.

  12. Binyamin says:

    Mercer’s daughter attempted to re-enter US from Canada illegally and was deported. Mercer is the mother of an illegal alien- from a strictly legal point of view. This could explain her vituperative invectives directed at her fellow immigrants. Mercer feels insecure and hides this by selling herself as an immigration hardliner. No doubt her residential papers are in order but this will not save her if a future left wing Democrat administration decide to deport all foreign born extremists to prevent further radicalisation of young white males drifting towards violent right wing extremism.
    Mercer is a beneficiary of America’s dysfunctional immigration system- and it does require urgent overhaul. She has nothing to offer to American economy and in all honesty should not really be living here. Moreover she is an ungrateful immigrant who has written stuff detrimental to American interests such as her support for that Russian stooge Julian Assange.
    Perhaps it’s time she practices what she preaches and takes the first banana boat to South Africa. Get out!

  13. Str5 says:
    @Edward Huguenin

    Excuse me, why are you avoiding the argument that Muslims have a real claim to asylum, but Hispanics do not? Why are you putting all your effort into defending Hispanic immigration at the cost of Muslim asylum seekers?

  14. Anon[255] • Disclaimer says:

    South Africans hate cold weather, and there aren’t enough black laborers in Russia to do the actual hard work of farming . Putin was conned by the Guptas into selling nuclear reactors to South Africa, which hasn’t got 100 billion dollars. The farmer thing was an attempt to get some leverage. Putin has subsequently realized he can’t squeeze blood out of a stone. It was never about the “white” (actually admixed hottentot) boers.

  15. @Edward Huguenin

    Ah yes, resort to citing this protocol and that convention, as if such globalist maunderings were not themselves treasonous to the stability of whatever remains of US white Christian society and the nation itself. Those agreements were simply the camel’s nose inside the tent, and now the smelly, farting, spitting beast is completely inside and pulling up the tent stakes. I guess that’s a funny joke for those traitors who hate traditional US society.

    Anyway, the whole concept of blind justice is dead in this country. The left has control of the courts and the legal system, such that concepts like treason are conveniently ignored. Reward your friends and punish your enemies is the credo of every 2-bit banana republic that ever existed, and now the US has turned into the same stinking mass of corruption. The leftist religion thoroughly enjoys its kritarchy, which is a cornerstone of the totalitarian leftist theocracy we are now slaved to obeying.

  16. anonymous[425] • Disclaimer says:

    White “privilege” is no white countries, cities, neighborhoods
    White “privilege” is open borders
    White “privilege” is No-White-Anything-Anywhere

    It’s Anti White
    It’s G e no cide

  17. hamtok says:

    Mercer is on the money, as usual. How may of these illegals are actually bona fide refugees. Not may. Almost all are economic refugees except for terrorist getting in through the back door.

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