napacat posted:bman posted:
Not exactly. Refugees seeking asylum are supposed to claim asylum in the first SAFE country they enter. Mexico hardly qualifies, especially since many are fleeing criminal violence, much of which is perpetrated by Mexican gangs.
Did I mention that I was a visa officer for 30 years, six of which were in Central America, most recently in Guatemala 2010-2012?
Bman...you are obviously qualified to speak on the subject. I think you just called Mexico a “shithole” country though! The current immigration policy is a joke.
Not at all, Mexico is wonderful. But it is not safe for refugees attempting to make a life there, as the rule of law doesn't apply and cops are worse than criminals in many places. And current US immigration policy is a joke in some respects but probably not the ones you are referring to. Signatories to the UN Refugee Convention have certain obligations, which are the basis of most of the criticisms I see of US immigration policy, from the right at least. Criticisms from the left tend to be that the US is not meeting those obligations. And of course refugee policy is just one of many areas of immigration policy. It's complicated!