The US faces a real crisis with its asylum system. My take: pic.twitter.com/5VAjV48Ipu— Fareed Zakaria (@FareedZakaria) July 2, 2019
Democrats have blamed the Trump administration for the conditions at the border but Zakaria notes that the increased asylum seekers have taxed the system to a point of collapse.
CNN’s Fareed Zakaria is siding with President Donald Trump regarding the crisis facing the U.S.’s asylum system, which he said is being “gamed” by many asylum seekers.
“It pains me to say this, but he is right, that the United States faces a crisis with its asylum system,” Zakaria said of Trump on his show Sunday.
“A much larger fix is needed,” Zakaria argued. “The criteria for asylum need to be rewritten and substantially tightened.”
It is a surprising admission by Zakaria, whose network has been heavily critical of Trump and his administration’s handling of the migrant crisis at the southern border.