Fmr. Obama Acting ICE Director: We Don't Remove People with Rejected Asylum Claims, Work Permits Are a Draw

On Tuesday's broadcast of "NewsNation Now," John Sandweg, who served as acting ICE Director during the Obama administration, stated that people who claim asylum can "very easily" stay in the country for years before their claim is heard by a judge and "During that time, you probably also get work authorization, so you can live and work in this country. As long as that remains a fact, there's no disincentive for people to come," "And then let's be honest, there's very little enforcement on the back end of that. Even after six years, when the immigration judge says no, you're not eligible for asylum, we're not doing much to actually remove those individuals, deport them back to their home countries."