Johnson Statement on Supreme Court Third-Country Asylum Ruling

WASHINGTON U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) released the following statement after the Supreme Court allowed the Trump Administration’s third-country asylum policy to take effect:

“This ruling is a game changer. The Supreme Court, with only two recorded dissents, recognized the absurdity of a single judge dictating immigration policy for the entire country,” said Sen. Johnson. “This ruling allows us to finally start to address one of the many root causes of the crisis at our southern border — the exploitation of our broken asylum system. The incentive to come to this country illegally, knowing you will not face removal for years even if you don’t have a valid asylum claim, must end. Until Congress acts, this ruling on the administration’s policy has the best chance of reducing the flow of illegal immigration.”