April 17, 2024

A politician has applied for asylum and arrogantly asked the case officer, “How do you decide whether someone should be admitted here in your country?”
“Well,” says the officer, “We fill up a bathtub with water, then give the patient a teaspoon, a mug, and a bucket, and ask them to empty the bathtub as quickly as possible.”
“I see,” says the politician, “and if he’s got any sense, he’ll choose the bucket.”
“No,” says the officer, “If he’s got any sense, he’ll pull the plug out.”
What an ass.
An asylum seeker is a person who leaves their country of residence, enters another country and applies for international protection or what they term as asylum.
Usually, political, racial, or religious persecution would be the excuse, although each is a case of its own as the reasons are extremely fact-dependent and fact-specific.
Case officers determine what constitutes persecution on a case-by-case basis and grounds for a grant because of persecution or abuse may be serious physical harm, coercive medical or psychological treatment, invidious prosecution or disproportionate punishment for a criminal offense, severe discrimination and economic persecution, and severe criminal extortion or robbery.
When granted, asylum allows the seeker to remain in the country instead of being removed (deported) to a country where he or she fears persecution or harm.
If the application is denied, deported ka na, sir!
Asylum, however, is not a shelter for criminals convicted of a serious crime (including aggravated crimes like murder) or those who ordered, incited, assisted, or participated in the persecution of any person on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. Note that the seeker must have been convicted by final judgment.
Sidebar: After na-kuryente si Boying because of his fake news that Rep. Arnolfo Teves will arrive Wednesday, he hastily orders the filing of murder charges, where else but at the Department of Justice. Does it make Teves a “fugitive?” Of course not. Wait until a warrant is issued.
In New York where the Statue of Liberty welcomes all types of immigrants including asylum seekers from Tijuana, Mexico, United States President Joe Biden welcomes them with open arms.
His upcoming return bout foe Donald Trump is different because he would even build a wall in the border to prevent refugees from entering the U.S. soil. His die-hard stance is clear.
When asked if he could quote any verse, he said, “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Deport him and you do not have to feed him again.”
Sigh.