Illegal aliens -- that is, people who break our laws to get to America and then want to become citizens -- have found a way to ease their entry. They have been told to use "key words" when speaking to border agents at the Mexican border with San Diego.
The key words are "credible fear," as in a credible fear of being killed by the drug cartels. Last Monday, about 200 people gained entry to America by using these words.
The Associated Press has been reporting a spike in asylum requests in recent years. More than 19,000 have been received through the end of May. Customs and Immigrations expects to receive more than 28,000 requests by the end of the fiscal year.
It's highly unlikely that all of these are threatened by drug cartels. My view is that Democrats are importing more voters. Get these people hooked on government programs and they will always vote for Democrats. It's working for them because of the media and too many Republicans who go along with it out of fear of being called bigots.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Publication date: August 14, 2013