Migrants Dropped Off at Phoenix Greyhound Are Seeking Asylum

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M.O. Stevens


Reports of hundreds of migrants being flown to Phoenix and released at a bus station are missing half the story -- these women and children are seeking asylum in the United States.

The people being released are doing so under what's called humanitarian parole, allowing them to stay in the United States for the time being.

According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, "Humanitarian parole is used sparingly to bring someone who is otherwise inadmissible into the United States for a temporary period of time due to a compelling emergency."

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-United We Stand: Asylum Seekers Test America's Broken Immigration System

The Phoenix Restoration Project is a local group that helps provide the necessities for asylum-seekers dropped off at the Phoenix Greyhound station.

Jason Odhner, a volunteer for the Phoenix Restoration Project, says the process of migrants being dropped off at the station is nothing new and has been going on for years. It's only in the last week that this process involved hundreds of people in a matter of days. The Phoenix Restoration Project has been helping get any basic supplies to the migrants coming into Phoenix, as well as helping to put them in touch with any friends or relatives in the United States, and helping arrange for their transport there.

"We've had to do a lot of scrambling to make sure basic needs are met," he says.

Many times, asylum-seekers are held in immigration detention facilities while their court process goes on. According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement information, this particular parole process is used in cases of "family reunification" and in the cases of children, which is why these Central American women and their children are being released, in addition to overcrowding at the immigration facilities in Texas, where these people came into the country.

As part of the asylum process, the women have to go through an interview with immigration officials, to prove "credible fear" of returning to their home country.

Odhner says the women being dropped off at the Greyhound station have documentation to this effect, including court dates they must show up for.

Thus, they're not truly undocumented. According to the USCIS, it's possible for people on this parole status to gain a more-permanent authorization in the country:
It is possible that a parolee can adjust to a permanent immigration status from parolee (e.g., parolees granted asylum, beneficiary of a relative petition, Cubans through the Cuban Adjustment Act, etc.), but parole in and of itself does not lead to a more permanent status.
Meanwhile, Republican politicians like Governor Jan Brewer, Congressman Paul Gosar, and gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey have bounced on the reports as a way to blast the Obama administration. Gosar's even calling for an investigation from a congressional committee, and Brewer has blamed the Obama administration's "refusal" to secure the border, although many times, asylum-seekers will present themselves at a port of entry.

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JacobWentz
JacobWentz

You want open borders, fine, end the welfare state and please keep quiet about income inequality. You can't have a welfare state, replete with progressive taxation, elementary education, secondary education, subsidized income food, housing and medicare while allowing people with no viable means of support entry into the country, then clamor for wage parity.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

"Humanitarian parole is used sparingly to bring someone who is otherwise inadmissible into the United States for a temporary period of time due to a compelling emergency." 


According to current  practices, NO ONE is "otherwise inadmissible".  Our borders are effectively open to anyone and everyone.  Name another country in the world  in which this is the case.

Angie Rivera
Angie Rivera

Edward Anthony Green actually, foreigners can serve in the military up to 8 years with only their visas. After 8 years they have to be citizens. A lot of immigrants do it because it's the easiest way to prove DOI that you're serious about living in the country. I know this because I'm a Puerto Rican (U.S. Citizen) Air Force veteran and a former Army soldier told that to a jackass who was asking me how I, a Puerto Rican, could serve in the military, and he, an American who apparently had a few felonies under his belt, couldn't.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

How is it "humanitarian parole" to leave unaccompanied minors alone, so far from home? A school bus driver could go to jail for doing the same thing.

Jim Grant
Jim Grant

@Manni, your point is well made. Yes it's the WHITE, RACIST, BIGOTS like Jan Brewer and Sheriff Joe who are the REAL ALIENS!!!

Jim Grant
Jim Grant

Thanks for the article. As usual Jan Brewer would just rather wag her ignorant finger than try to look for a solution. And, if we're going to accept asylum seekers then Congress needs to adequately fund their relocation!!! The haters would rather blame the President when actually it is the Republican House who refuse to move forward on meaningful immigration reform!!! NOT SURPRISING AT ALL. And it couldn't happen to a better Governor than that BITCH Jan Brewer!!!

Malinda Santiago
Malinda Santiago

Manni Jimenez, I am a native american. That picture you posted is an insult to us natives. Only trader natives wore uniform suit jackets. Though we agree with the message, the picture is a trader to us Natives.

Malinda Santiago
Malinda Santiago

I am a USC and I applied the legal way for my husband and because of his status before me, he got a ten yr none waiveable bar, because of the 96 laws. Forcing us to make drastically measures with my health and my two kids health. We need him, so he was living in the streets in Mexico. Tried to cross and now serving a 105 days on a immigration misdemeanor. He is married to a USC with USC children. We bought a home and established a legit family, yet he can't stay, but most oof these people who have no connection to the USA, get humanity parole or aslym, is Bs. I agree to help poor from other countries, but if you can't, as Americans, have the heart to keep your fellow Americans families together and out of poverty, how can you help others? My kids are american dreamers, there dream is to have daddy home with us. We are on welfare now and before, when he was home working under his real social, we never needed it with both our income. America complains about fathers who won't help with the kids, yet complain when then do want to be there to help and take them away, and then they have to help care for them. I just want my husband home and I think as Americans we deserve it more than these people do, even if I feel bad for them, I have to have logic, that America and their people who are affected has to come first.

Edward Anthony Green
Edward Anthony Green

What I find hilarious is its the same old "Liberal" jackasses that want to give away citizenship's to the USA like they're cotton-candy and yet most of these are the same people that have never served during wartime and never spilled blood for this country! They really can't appreciate or understand the freedoms we have here in the USA and that they were paid for with the BLOOD of American Soldiers!!!....therefore they just give them away like they are nothing of value! IF YOU WANT TO BE A US CITIZEN SERVE 6 YEARS IN THE MILITARY AND LEARN THE %$#@!!! LANGUAGE!!!! PERIOD!!!

Edward Anthony Green
Edward Anthony Green

Then Jason invite them to live at your house....and you can support um! LMFAO!!!

Sue Tomasik Raney
Sue Tomasik Raney

Asylum from what? That is used when their lives are in danger from their own govt.

JoeArpaioFan
JoeArpaioFan

Sheriff Joe and his deputies should saturate Greyhound and pick up each and every illegal alien mother and father. He has room for them all in Tent City.  And as for the babies, let CPS come take them away.  When the parents complain about being separated just remind them that illegal is illegal and they should have thought about the consequences before they illegally came to this country with their babies.  If they want to escape the violence in their home countries they can do that with a cot in Sheriff Joe's tents.

JoeArpaioFan
JoeArpaioFan

Why were they brought from Texas to Arizona?  There are Greyhound bus stations in Texas!

Michael Swann
Michael Swann

i volunteer to ship them back to mexico. stop bringing your problems here.

Charlie Erb
Charlie Erb

well, this certainly makes a difference from the original "Texas just dumped them on us" reports.

Susan Matteo
Susan Matteo

She's come to the right place. This country is becoming one big giant asylum. And the in-mates have taken over!

Alonso Jimenez
Alonso Jimenez

To all the haters saying that they should get booted out here's a FUN FACT

Linda Cordero
Linda Cordero

I want to volunteer! Anyway that we can help out?

Alonso Jimenez
Alonso Jimenez

Why don't you boot out 1st your the illegal here , your in Native American land!!! Go back to history class!!!!

armandocdll81
armandocdll81

These aliens should be housed private prisons until such time as they can prove that they are not lying about their "fear of persecution." 

Brenda German
Brenda German

Yeah. I'm kinda wondering if they thought Ol' Joe would take care of them, :(

Graciela Rucker
Graciela Rucker

We are all someone's child. Humans must learn to pay if forward. Someone has to show them love. It's not that difficult. Just open and embrace their hearts. It ticks the same way.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@fishingblues Name one? How about all of them that agreed to the UN proposal after WW2 including the USA who turned away jewish refugees away before the war? 


"Before World War II began, Jews under Nazi rule tried to flee to other countries, including the U.S. but were turned away. Most were later murdered in the Holocaust. In 1951, the U.S. and other members of the United Nations agreed not to return refugees against their will to any territory where they fear persecution."


http://www.icsresources.org/.../JewsInAmericaReading4.pdf


dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@jonnyquest ICE is not dropping off unaccompanied minors at the greyhound. Wherever you got that info, you need to re-check it. 

goodguess
goodguess

@arizonanewtimes.com gee why be so wishy washy about it lets just line them bitches up and shoot em , it would be so much cheaper.....and I am sure you would be willing to be the one who pulls the trigger right?  and when you are done with the illegals I am sure you can focus on another group that's costing too much....the mentally ill, perhaps, or the welfare recipients, or maybe the handicapped or the elderly....yes I am sure all we need is someone like you to save us from all these evil groups....its really all their fault, isn't it?  its the least someone as patriotic as you can do, I am sure.



danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@arizonanewtimes.com for a guy who is always crying about how he doesnt want to pay for illegal immigrants, you sure seem to propose a lot of ways for us to pay for them. who pays for the tent city inmates? who pays for the CPS workers? who pays for the kids CPS removes? do you just try to sound more and more retarded every time you speak? if you are.................its working. you do more damage to your cause every time you open your trap than you could possibly imagine (and you wanting to shoot children isnt helping your voice be heard by anyone other than the law or mental health professionals)

JoeArpaioFan
JoeArpaioFan

@armandocdll81 Sheriff Joe has room for all of them in Tent City. He will gladly take each and every one of them.  And as for the babies, CPS will be happy to take them away.

armandocdll81
armandocdll81

You shouldn't talk about Enrique Pena Nieto like that. 

armandocdll81
armandocdll81

Humans who make less than three dollars a day should also realize that replicating themselves ad nauseam only begets more beggars, paupers and exploitation. Compulsory birth control would go a long way towards mitigating the developing world's tiresome woes. 

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@dennis20 @fishingblues


So, you had to go back to WWII to attempt to prove your point?

I was speaking of slightly more current times.  


Perhaps if I narrowed it down for you?  Do you know what Mexico's immigration policy is?  How about any country in South America?  Hell, one can't even visit Canada anymore if they have a record of any kind.


How about the Middle East?  Do you think they welcome westerners with open arms?  


Wait, what was your point again?

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@fishingblues @dennis20 Again you are wrong. Canada accepts people seeking asylum. In fact every country that signed the UN agreement has and still does. Other countries have been accepting refugees are Turkey and several others in the Middle East since the Iraq war and also the Sauria conflict where almost one million fled to nearby countries.  


 I went back to ww2 to show you when we, as a great nation decided it was wrong not to and why it is wrong not to. The jews we sent back were murdered. 


Your ignorance isn't helping your message much-just saying.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@dennis20 @fishingblues


Oh, you are specifically talking about only "asylum".     I was not.


"Just saying" what a juvenile, trite, ridiculously moronic phraseology.   

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