As millions of Americans struggle to survive, Biden pledges to increase refugee numbers by 800%

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WASHINGTON, DC – Current Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden has recently announced that he plans on allowing over 800% more refugees into the country if his lead in the electoral college pans out, and he is elected.

Biden made his intentions clear to the Jesuit Refugee Service that he wants to increase the entries of refugees from what was established under President Donald Trump, 15,000, to a total of 125,000.  Biden spoke in a prerecorded video during the celebration (virtually, of course) of the 40th anniversary of the Jesuit Refugee Service:

“The United States has long stood as a beacon of hope for the downtrodden and the oppressed, a leader of resettling refugees in our humanitarian response.  I promise, as President, I will reclaim that proud legacy for our country. 

“The Biden-Harris administration will restore America’s historic role in protecting the vulnerable and defending the rights of refugees everywhere and raising our annual refugee admission target to 125,000.”

Biden then went on to praise the Jesuit Refugee Service in saying:

“This organization was founded to serve the needs of some of the most vulnerable among us: refugees and displaced people.  JRS believes that, in the stranger, we actually meet our neighbor.  And that every society is ultimately judged by how we treat those most in need.”

The Director of Advocacy and Operations for the Jesuit Refugee Service, Giulia McPherson, welcomed Biden’s pledge:

“That he [Biden] chose to make this announcement with us tonight is an indication that President-Elect Joe Biden is following his faith when it comes to American policy to protect and welcome refugees…

“Not only is it exciting that the United States will once again welcome refugees at an historically high number, but it is also significant that we are hearing the President-Elect speak in the language of social justice about the rights of refugees and our call as people of faith and as Americans to accompany them to safety.”

Currently, the United States allows refugees from roughly sixty different countries to come into the country to be resettled because of hostilities in their home countries.  However, the countries that are listed in the travel ban, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and specific people from Venezuela are not accepted. 

People from these countries were banned from entering the United States from those nations due to their alleged deep ties to terrorism and issues. 

President Trump was also concerned that the vetting process prior to him being elected was insufficient and provided the opportunity for criminals to enter the country unchecked.

However, Biden has pledged that he will not only allow more people to enter the country, but he also plans on reversing the bans that the President had put in place for certain countries.

Biden and other liberal minded people called the move as racist against Muslims, however, that claim was debunked in court.

Biden has not said if he plans on keeping President Trump’s version of vetting refugees to ensure that they are not criminals being allowed into the country.

However, there are some who believe that vetting these people is inefficient.  According to Becca Heller, the Executive Director for the International Refugee Assistance Project:

As millions of Americans struggle to survive, Biden pledges to increase refugee numbers by 800%

“Executive vetting is really inefficient.  It’s not better vetting by redundancies that are unnecessary or busy work for the intelligence community. 

Now, you have to be able to provide every address you had for the last 15 years, every social media handle that you’ve had for the last 15 years.  There’s no indication that it does anything for anybody’s safety.”

While extreme vetting seems redundant to some, it does make for common sense.  After all, if you apply for a job you have to provide that information, why would we not require the same for people wanting to enter our country?

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Great again: Trump further reduces Obama’s refugee inflow to United States by 80 percent

October 2, 2020

Within the last two decades, more than 985,00 refugees have been admitted to the United States. 

According to Breitbart, refugee resettlement costs American taxpayers nearly $9 billion every five years, according to the latest research. Over the course of five years, an estimated 16 percent of all refugees admitted will need housing assistance paid for by taxpayers.

Since the beginning of his presidency, President Trump has tried to take back this country, and take control of the “open door” immigration policy that was once in place. 

Now, President Trump is reducing the inflow of refugees to the U.S even further, cutting their resettlement by 80% compared to former President Obama’s last year in office.

This week, Trump announced that the fiscal year 2021 inflow of refugees will be capped at 15,000 admissions. This is more than a 16% reduction to the 2020 refugee cap. This cap is a maximum allotment, and not a goal that needs to be met.

This is the fifth consecutive year the president has reduced the cap, and it is the lowest number of allowed refugees since the creation of the program in 1980. 

Last year, Trump decided to leave it up to the Governors to decide whether they want to resettle refugees in their states through an executive order.

The executive order immediately prompted a lawsuit, with three of the nine refugee contractors filing suit. It was not shocking however, that in January, Clinton appointed judge, Peter J. Messitte, blocked the order.

According to Breitbart, these nine refugee contractors — which have a monopoly over the program — have a vested interest in ensuring as many refugees are resettled across the U.S. as possible because their annual federally-funded budgets are contingent on the number of refugees they resettle.

Those refugee contractors include:

“Church World Service (CWS), Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC), Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM), Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), International Rescue Committee (IRC), U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS), U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and World Relief Corporation (WR).”

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