How can you be granted political asylum & then visit same country?

  • Published in Letters

To The Daily Sun,

Today, April 15, is the first anniversary of the terrible bombing at the Boston Marathon.

A family came to this country for political asylum. Yet they traveled back to the country they were escaping from on vacation. How can this be?

I am not one for making government bigger and adding more laws. But, if there ever should be a law, then we should mandate, if a person comes to the U.S. for political asylum, then they should not be allowed to go back to the country they are escaping. Something should be done with their passports.

We should tell prospective immigrants that if they are allowed in the U.S. under political asylum, they will not be allowed back to their country. I wonder how many will change their minds. Maybe political asylum will actually be granted to those who really want it.

Linda Riley