Marie Harf on Migrant Caravan: Trump ‘Uses Everything to Call for Funding for the Border Wall’

‘We can’t put aside the possibility entirely that there are legitimate asylum claims in this group of people’

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HARF: "That’s not surprising. He uses everything to call for funding for the border wall. But we can’t put aside the possibility entirely that there are legitimate asylum claims in this group of people. As of right now, our immigration laws still do allow for an asylum process for people fleeing persecution. I’m not saying all of these 500 people who show up in California may have legitimate claims, but we have to leave that possibility open as long as that process is still on the books. But look, Donald Trump thinks this is a winning political argument for him and it is clearly something he ran on and in part I think why he won. We will see what happens legally with these cases, though, once they actually get to the border."

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