(THE DAILY CALLER) -- A new rush through the U.S. border has been triggered by an outspoken progressive group that is exploiting new asylum regulations to demand American citizenship for 1.7 million illegals previously deported to Mexico, according to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
Border officials have told advocates and TV stations that hundreds of people are using the group’s innovative legal tactic to get approval from the border patrol for a temporary legal stay in the country.
The National Immigrant Youth Alliance triggered the rush by sending a group of illegals back to Mexico, who then successfully used the asylum claim to win a temporary stay. The members, dubbed the “Dream 9,” walked up to the U.S. border, and asked for asylum, based on the claim that they’re afraid of Mexico’s drug-cartels.
The group’s tactic works because new regulations allow immigrants to ask that a judge, rather than a border patrol officer, decide their asylum claim. Instead of jailing the prospective immigrants until their courtroom date, border officials are releasing many into the United States. Continue reading via Weasel Zippers...