you all miss the point
guy commits fraud, fakes federal documents-not to sneak out of an oppressive country but to sneak *in* to another one. At that point he is caught and starts gaming the system. Why the hell did any sort of reference to legal trickery become necessary at all?!
"let's see. you faked a passport to violate customs. You did it not to escape your own country but now are claiming asylum from it. Your very first activity on our soil was a federal crime. Common sense tells me that your 'asylum" is only in response to the fact you got caught.
"Bailiff, put his @ss on the first boat back to his claimed home nation. And if he returns again under false pretenses, or is found in this country without having entered legally, have him executed. "
because the ONLY reason for ILLEGAL immigration is criminal. EVER. Regardless of what well funded groups of propagandists try to sell you. If anything, it's "criminally" easy to get one's citizenship. Within 5 miles of my office, there are almost a dozen attorneys who will handle every aspect of the paperwork...you don't even need to learn English, these guys are pretty slick, much less that pesky "learning the laws of the land" or that "oppressive" Ellis island memorization thing. Just hand over $300 cash, and show up when asked to fill out the paperwork. Sure there's a few more steps, but if you're an "honest hard working" individual "just looking for a better opportunity" then you'll have no trouble getting this done.
However, if you're here as an "indentured servant" to a coyote or Asian gang, or here as a member of aforementioned gang or Mexican cartel, or even a declared member of any South American or Mexican military, then yeah, it's a little harder to get legal. But then, "immigrants" such as these have *no intention* of ever getting citizenship, just getting the benefits, and now clogging the courts with "asylum" claims that are absolute b*llocks.
P.s. Bleeding hearts, propaganda soldiers, don't even bother with rebuttals on how you "think" or "feel" that I'm "wrong" in order to bolster your "cause". This is what I do for a living. California Social Services. I see it every day, in welfare offices, in the police stations, in the American "barrios" where I'm too stubborn to leave. And this is only one county-I doubt that this county's situation is rare.
P.P.s. what's real fun is seeing county government resources, and even some misappropriated federal funds, to host, aid, and abet Reconquista and La Raza members and sympathisers. City Council members with plenty of VST and Calle XIII support...police ordered NOT to question immigration status of arrested and even convicted prisoners....