Thursday, September 23, 2021
The reason they threw away their identification was to "pretend that they weren't firmly resettled in a third country," Krikorian explained, because that would disqualify them from receiving asylum in the U.S. Notice that Krikorian used the phrase "firmly resettled." U.S. immigration regulations say that a foreign person is not entitled to asylum in the U.S. if they have already found a home — been "firmly resettled" — in another country. One definition of that is if the person has "physically resided voluntarily, and without continuing to suffer persecution or torture, in any one country from one year or more after departing his country of nationality." That would certainly apply to the Haitians who have come to the U.S. from their homes in Chile and Brazil, not to mention their Chilean and Brazilian children.
Brian York should have gone to law school! Maybe he did. Nope. But interesting bio. Ah the magic of Google. The death of distraction.