Immigration reform -- already approved by the Senate -- would help the U.S. economy, according to several studies. So, to scare voters, the Republicans in the House of Representatives created a falsehood about Mexicans illegally rushing into this country.
The Republican Representative from Alabama (a state known for its stellar civil rights history), Jeff Sessions, said that the House should not pass any immigration legislation until the current administration shows "its willingness to confront and fix this problem." Rep. Sessions apparently did not read the memo about President Obama having the largest border patrol force in the history of the U.S.
The number of Mexicans seeking asylum at the southern border is only about 30 per day, compared with the roughly 170,000 travelers who cross that border LEGALLY each day.
Although the amount of Mexican asylum applicants has doubled due to the violent rampages of the drug cartel, Chinese nationals file more asylum cases by far. Part of the reason for this is that the chance of a Mexican citizen winning an asylum claim is less than ten percent. For the recent article, click to this link.