Court records show that parents applying for asylum at legal points of entry were still having their children taken from them, despite the administration's claims that it was a "myth".
Why are we still pretending this was/is just about illegal border crossing?
You're right, but need to take this point further, and actually read the law, to see that the strawman argument re: ports of entry, is patently ridiculous.
8 U.S.C. 1158 ("Asylum") states:
(a) Authority to apply for asylum
(1) In generalAny alien who is physically present in the United States
or who arrives in the United States (whether or not at a designated port of arrival
and including an alien who is brought to the United States after having been interdicted in international or United States waters), irrespective of such alien’s status, may apply for asylum
in accordance with this section or, where applicable, section 1225(b) of this title.
It is simply a LIE
that asylum seekers must do so at a port of entry. It's false. ANY alien, "regardless of status" may apply for asylum if "physically present in the United States."
Everyone's a lawyer now but so few take the time to actually read law or precedent to determine the veracity of statements from the *President and his people, even though the internet and U.S. Code is freely searchable... at least, for now.
Makes me wonder why I bothered to spend three years of my life studying my ass off and putting myself into perpetual debt when I could have just joined Twitter I guess.