Center for Immigration Studies Director of Research Steven Camarota said that a decision by a federal immigration board to grant asylum to a victim of domestic violence in Guatemala “potentially affects tens or hundreds of millions” of people by allowing them apply for asylum on Wednesday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.
“This [ruling] potentially affects tens or hundreds of millions of women in the world [who] would now have immigration rights to come and apply for asylum because they have difficult family circumstances, and they live in a society that doesn’t take domestic violence as seriously as we do. It’s a gross distortion of what immigration judges are supposed to do, and it’s potentially going to encourage a lot more people to come in illegally and then apply for this” he reported.
Camarota also predicted that President Barack Obama would take executive action to grant a pathway to legal status for illegal immigrants, stating “it does seem that he’s going to do something, and probably will hurt them a lot in the Senate campaigns, but he’s committed to it … he’s not going to enforce the law…and he’s going to go the next step and give them work authorization and Social Security numbers and everything.”
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