‘The caravan members have been advised by liberal immigration attorneys all along…’
(Michael Barnes, Liberty Headlines) Former Kansas secretary of state and senior Trump advisor Kris Kobach made in interesting observation in a Wednesday editorial published on Breitbart.com.
Kobach observed that the massive Central American migrant caravan travelled twice as far to reach the California border than it would have had to travel to reach Texas.
Specifically, the path to the Hidalgo Port of Entry at McAllen, Texas is about 1,300 miles from Guatemala City, where the caravan officially began.
But the San Ysidro Port of Entry at Tijuana, which crosses into San Diego, is about 2,700 miles from Guatemala City.
Why would the migrants do that?
“The caravan members have been advised by liberal immigration attorneys all along,” Kobach wrote.
“Not only were the migrants coached on what to say when claiming asylum, they were also evidently coached on where to go,” he said.
With Texas being a mostly rule-of-law state, the chances of being allowed entry into the United States on questionable, if not phony, asylum claims would be greatly reduced — especially as Texas judges and appeals courts would review those claims.
Whereas in California, not only is the judicial system far more liberal, particularly the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, but the entire state is a giant sanctuary territory for illegal immigrants. Once illegal aliens make it to California, there is little, if any, law enforcement and prosecutorial will to hold them accountable.
The California state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said recently that he might even sue the federal government to stop the use of tear gas to defend the border, or to keep the federal government from shutting down ports of entry.
“His argument is full of holes,” said Kobach, “but with the right judge that might not matter.”
It would also take more than a year for the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn any faulty activist decisions currently being made in California court jurisdictions. But by then, the migrants will have vanished into the state’s large urban areas or agricultural countryside.
“The migrants’ attorneys made sure that the caravan went the extra mile—or extra 1,400 miles—to arrive where the rule of law is the weakest in the United States,” Kobach said.
“Federal immigration enforcement personnel can still prevail, but the playing field is tilted against them,” he said.