More Asylum Seekers Game America’s Immigration System

While waiting for their cases to be heard – a process that can take two years or longer – asylum seekers who make it to America are temporarily held in Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities, then released into the general population…In fiscal 2017, the Department of Homeland Security approved 403,000 work permits for migrants based on pending asylum claims…Families get taxpayer-funded medical care, plus state assistance, as well as federal tax-related subsidies, including the child credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Source: Immigration, 05 June 2018, Bob Dane

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