Asylum into U.S. might stop if country pulls out of 1967 UN Protocol


Letter to the Editor

To the editor:

In answer to Michael Broughton’s query in The Call July 11, I for one will continue to support President Trump. According to media reports, some 144,000 people were apprehended at the southern border this past May. The number reported for June was 104,000.

These numbers are the size of towns. They have overwhelmed facilities at the border.

In my opinion, the 1967 U.N. Protocol is to blame for this massive influx. As I read the Protocol, people who are outside their own country and do not feel safe returning home have the right to seek asylum in another country.

The migration going on now is never going to stop.

President Trump’s stand on the asylum issue is our only hope.

With all the brilliant people in Washington, D.C., it beats me that no one has proposed the U.S. withdraw from the 1967 Protocol. Withdrawal is provided for in Article IX of the document.

As long as the U.S. abides by the Protocol, people from third-world countries will be showing up at the border.

And the welfare burden on American taxpayers will continue to increase.

When it comes right down to it, this is an existential issue for the U.S. I hope President Trump gets the support he deserves in addressing this problem.

Letters to him and our members of Congress are in order.

Joy Renisch