One one hand I respect that they are a potential "haven"
Indeed, it's nice to know that one might have a place to go if the political s**t hits the fan regarding one's actions.
On the other hand, I don't like their criteria for it, as they seem to allow non-extraditable residency to certain criminal types.
If approved, of course.
Snowden, for example, has been charged with espionage and has a demand placed on him to stand trial in the US.
Importantly, no-one disagree's that Snowden stole state secrets. Which is a serious crime in any country.
And, no-one disagree's that he revealed those state secrets to third parties. Also a serious crime in any country.
If one has access to, and a "beef" about state secrets, in the US there are numerous safegaurds for him to "whistleblow" without retribution.
That precious availabilty does not exist in many countries outside the US.
Many other countries just, well, kill you.
As such, in reality, he should have stayed here, "lawyerd-up" and asked for trial to present his case to the public and Congress.
But he choose not to do so, either out of paranoia or some other mental agenda, and instead fled and now it's presumed the Chinese and Russian intelligence services have all his stolen NSA data, some of which he may or may not have desired to make public.