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In a breathtakingly stupid decision, US Attorney General Garland has directed the Board of Immigration Appeals to take into account the mental state of aliens guilty of serious crimes. The existing standard was that it does not matter that the alien felon is nuts, it is whether he is a danger to the American community.
The case our illustrious almost-a-Supreme-Court-Justice (God bless you, Mitch McConnell) ruled on involved a Mexican national who was convicted of burglary in New Jersey (and also had a criminal history) but who claimed he would be persecuted in Mexico because of his sexual preference and (unspecified) mental disorders.
Under the Garland rule, the less desirable, less responsible, and more repulsive a violent criminal is in his home country, the more the US should let him stay.
I think, for example, most countries persecute child molesters and take a dim view of violent persons with impulse control issues. In a sane world, these sorts would be the first to be booted from the US but presumably, they are now protected under the Garland Rule. Confess to perverted impulses and violent hallucinations before the Appeals Board and get asylum–in the asylum that is Biden’s America.Published in