Dear readers, any attempts to describe the new way of illegals as “refugees” is a manipulation. What else can it be? By the US law, a refugee applies for protected status outside the United States. Those applying already in the US, get asylum status and a slower path to citizenship. This is done to discourage foreigners from first coming to the US and *then* asking for protection — duh! I was a refugee once, and my family spent a half a year in Italy waiting for papers (no, I’m not complaining).
For the purposes of discussing illegal immigration, the place of referral for status is key. How would all these undocumented illegals like to go to some place outside of US and prove that they “have been persecuted or fear they will be persecuted on account of race, religion, nationality, and/or membership in a particular social group or political opinion”?
I suspect none of the “baby Jesuses” that madam Pelosi is so anxious to adopt fit the definition. They are illegals.