A Republican lawmaker said he has a novel idea to cut down asylum seekers illegally crossing the border.
Inhofe said that would cut down on the surge of migrants illegally crossing the Mexico-U.S. border.
The number of affirmative asylum applications by migrants from Central America’s Northern Triangle Countries (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras) rose dramatically from 7,723 in 2014, to 25,801 in 2016 – a 234 percent increase.
For affirmative asylum applications (those seeking asylum by entering points of entry at the border) around 21 percent of them were granted in 2015.
“All of the various regulations and proposed regulations that we see are emphasizing ways to find to deny benefits rather than ways to find to grant the benefits,” Detsky said.