NBC Up in Arms That Those Fleeing Communist Dictatorships Get ‘Arbitrary’ Asylum Preference

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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court saved President Joe Biden’s administration from itself: It upheld Title 42 regulations that allow the government to summarily deport most illegal immigrants, regardless of whether they’re claiming to seek political asylum.

Title 42, for the unfamiliar, refers to a World War II-era public health code invoked in the early days of the COVID pandemic by then-President Donald Trump’s administration to expediently deport almost all who entered the country illegally.

Joe Biden campaigned on ending Title 42 restrictions, but dithered on the promise as the border crisis heated up. When the administration finally announced its decision to rescind the order earlier this year, it was blocked at the last minute by a judge.

Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling means the protections will stay in place for a bit longer. That means we get more liberal moralizing about illegal immigration, all while they pretend there’s no human catastrophe taking place on the border between the United States and Mexico, nor that there are any costs associated with illegal immigration.

Of all the ridiculous hand-wringing you’ll hear this week, however, it’s doubtful any will top NBC News’ Tuesday morning report about Title 42 being applied unequally, with individuals from some “arbitrary” countries being allowed to apply for asylum while others are deported.

NBC correspondent Sam Brock’s report singled out three countries in particular as either being “green-lighted” for asylum claims or for being shortlisted for future “green-light” status: Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela.

“It’s clear most of the people we speak with are from Venezuela or a handful of other countries,” Brock said, reporting from El Paso, Texas. “That’s partly because of how Title 42 is being applied, allowing asylum seekers from some countries but not from others.”

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