|That's one way to claim asylum. The other legal way is to show up at a border crossing and ask for it. You've obviously quoted from official documents that most immigrants would probably have no clue existed.|
US and international law say that asylum seekers can appear at the border and request asylum. That doesn't mean they'll get it - most here are turned away. And the fact that keeps getting lost in this discussion is that statistics show that MOST undocumenteds are visa overstays - they came here legally and just never left.