NRATV correspondent claims immigration process should be “difficult or painful or even dangerous” for migrants' sake
Many Central American migrants are asylum seekers fleeing violence at home who can only request asylum once they have reached the US border
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From the July 2 edition of NRATV’s Stinchfield:
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CHUCK HOLTON (NRATV CORRESPONDENT): Look, there are 40 or 50,000 people a month streaming across our southern border. And as I reported a couple of weeks ago from Reynoso and McCallum, Texas, many of those immigrants are facing incredible danger and hardships to do so. America’s immigration laws were intended to serve two purposes: to keep Americans safe from unchecked hoards of migrants overwhelming our public services, and to serve as a deterrent to those who would take the chance of crossing our border illegally. For something to serve as a deterrent, it has to be made difficult, or painful, or even dangerous. Making it more difficult with a 30 foot wall for example, actually makes the people safer in aggregate because there will be far fewer of them that even attempt the journey.