Heres a good plan..
You head to the border. Apply for Asylum. Walk back to whatever border town you did so in your own country and wait to find out if your asylum was granted.
What they did..
Walk to the border, got turned away, illegal crossed, then asked for asylum..
And what do we do? Just give them an apartment while they wait? Cut them a weekly welfare check till they find out?
And how are they supposed to do this?
How do they background check THOUSANDS of people a day instantly?!?! and let them in?!
It's like you guys think it's a guy at a booth, he asked your name, why you want into the US and he hits a button and it says "Juan has no criminal charges! Juan and his families story is true about needing asylum! We have housing and social net ready for them!!"
These people are coming by the THOUSAND! What do we do?!?
You forgot about the cost of flying these people back to their country of origin if their asylum claim is denied. The majority of these asylum seekers are from Central America and Asia. BTW, what we are seeing now might just be the tip of the iceberg. CBP Officers and Border Patrol Agents are bilingual in English and Spanish, but interpreters who speak Punjabi and Hindi are in BIG demand right now along the southwest border.