As part of the ongoing negotiations in Congress around a $110 billion supplemental funding package for US foreign aid, certain congress members and the Biden Administration are discussing a range of measures aimed at “securing the border” and reducing the number of people seeking asylum. Evidence and experience show that there are smart and humane measures that can be taken to guarantee that people who need protection can find it through safe and orderly processes. The proposals under consideration in Congress, however, are both inhumane and would create chaos and disorder. They should not be part of short-term funding bills. Here we address several myths about the current proposals.