Asylum Was Pretty Much Dead Before Trump. Now He’s Trying to Finish the Job. The United States Coast Guard arrives on a Haitian refugee boat to issue life jackets to all on board. US President Bill Clinton offered temporary asylum to fleeing Haitians who have abandoned the poverty and corruption of their homeland. Thousands of refugees head for the shores of Florida, attempting the 500 kilometer journey in rickety boats made from their former homes. (Photo by Jacques Langevin/Sygma/Sygma via Getty Images) Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Previous article DOJ proposes new immigration court rules: report Next article U.S. to Send 100 Agents to Mexico Border to Cut Delays: Congresswoman unitedwestay Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.