Vice President Joe Biden, speaking yesterday in Guatemala City, Guatemala, addressed the recent influx of immigrants on America's Southern border. He said a "vast majority" of these immigrants "will be going home."
He also said the federal government is providing "immigration judges, attorneys to represent these young people and families with young people, and asylum officers." He said, "They have a right under our law to make the case -- make the case that we’re here because we’re avoiding persecution. We’re avoiding something will physically affect our safety."
He further explained the process: "They're being assigned to process cases of immigrants apprehended at the border who are claiming credible fear, and are eligible to apply for asylum. But that decisionwill be made quickly, fairly, with -- but it will be made quickly. We are committed to complying with the law and all international relevant standards. That's how we do it."
And, he continued, the process is being done swiftly: "But we are prioritizing the need to resolve these cases as quickly as position in light of the humanitarian crisis caused by the -- number of crossings. Make no mistake, once an individual’s case is fully heard, and if he or she does not qualify for asylum, he or she will be removed from the United States and returned home. Everyone should know that.
"We expect many of the recent immigrants -- migrants I should say to fall into this category. My guess is a vast majority, and they will be going home."