The woman in the now infamous viral photo of her and two children running from teargas just accidentally revealed the real reason she’s here trying to ram her way into the United States.
So predictable…and utterly absurd. pic.twitter.com/6QMzfQPPOo
— Lisa Mei Crowley (@LisaMei62) November 26, 2018
During an interview with Buzzfeed, the woman explained the real reason she’s here.
It’s to get a good job and a better life.
While perhaps admirable and understandable that does NOT qualify her for asylum as former acting ICE Director Homan explains:
“Well, first of all, I’ve said many times I certainly feel bad for the plight of these people but, they are not asylum, they are not true asylum seekers. They don’t qualify under existing law to claim asylum, they want to come here.
You’re seeing them they’re caring signs I want a job. That doesn’t qualify for asylum. So I certainly understand the plight of these people. I can certainly understand them wanting to be a part of this country but there is a legal way to do it.
And they aren’t following the legal process.
They are using the asylum system which harms real true asylum seekers who really are escaping fear and persecution.
Well, that is all fine and good but how about doing it the right way?
You know the legal option instead of busting down the back door.
All that said, some are now casting doubt on the authenticity of the viral photo, as the Western Journal reports:
First, many people in the immediate background were not running.
Second, a family not far from the mother appears to be stationary as a cameraman stood next to them, as if they were preparing to take a staged picture.
Third, a cameraman can be seen set up with his tripod just down the way with a young boy running toward him.
Finally, the smoke is actually blowing downwind from the woman.