Panel Video: Asylum Reform and the Border


Press Release

Panel Transcript

Event Summary

The Center for Immigration Studies hosted a panel discussion entitled “Asylum Reform and the Border” on Wednesday, October 27, at 9 a.m. EDT at the National Press Club. Current interpretations of U.S. law encourage aliens to enter the United States illegally and receive work permits by making asylum claims, many of which are meritless or fraudulent. Recent regulatory changes to the asylum process at the border proposed by the Biden administration will provide even greater incentives for them to violate our laws.

Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.), who has twice introduced legislation to help prevent fraud and abuse in the asylum system, joined the Center for Immigration Studies experts to discuss the U.S. asylum system and propose ways to close the loopholes that encourage the fraudulent asylum claims swamping both USCIS and the immigration courts.


Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies

Andrew Arthur, Resident Fellow in Law and Policy, Center for Immigration Studies

Rep. Mike Johnson, 4th District, Louisiana

Full Panel Video



Andrew Arthur Statement


Mark Krikorian Statement


Rep. Mike Johnson Statement


Question and Answer Session


Panel Clips

Rep. Mike Johnson Discusses Experience with Illegal Aliens Bussed into Shreveport, LA


Rep. Mike Johnson Explains Goal of Reconciliation Bill Amnesty


Mike Johnson Hopes to Codify "Remain in Mexico"


Border Patrol Releasing Aliens on "Honor System"