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Bill O'Reilly to Newsmax TV: Asylum Policy an Incentive, Loses Track of Immigrants

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By    |   Monday, 22 October 2018 09:41 PM

The practice of letting asylum-seekers into the United States and then losing track of them is one reason why there are 12 million illegal immigrants living in the country, Bill O'Reilly told Newsmax TV.

O'Reilly was on Monday's "America Talks Live" and spoke about the caravan of thousands of migrants making its way through Mexico toward the U.S.

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When asked whether Americans want a group of 7,000 migrants to enter the U.S., he replied, "no, because then it will be 50,000 next time and 100,000 the time after that."

"There's a three-year backlog, John, in hearing asylum cases," O'Reilly told host John Cardillo. "So, you're here for three years before your case is even heard. And that's if you show up, because we don't have the resources to hunt down people who are supposed to come to a hearing and don't show up.

"So, that's why we have 12 million illegal aliens currently running around the country."

The migrants walking and riding toward the U.S. began their journeys in Central American countries. They are planning to claim asylum when they reach the U.S., which would put them in the system and allow them to live here while their cases are processed.

O'Reilly said the caravan is all about politics, plain and simple.

"For me, it's an ideological play that's designed to influence the upcoming midterms," he said.

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