Biden reverses earlier order limiting refugee admissions to 15,000

President Joe Biden is once again attracting criticism for his administration’s policies on immigration and border issues.

According to recent reports, he is more than quadrupling the number of refugees who will be accepted into the U.S. this year just weeks after signing an order to keep the number limited to 15,000 as it was under former President Donald Trump.

“Harmful, xenophobic, and racist”

In what is widely perceived as a reversal meant to please his party’s progressive wing, Biden raised the refugee limit to 62,500 amid backlash from a number of high-ranking Democrats.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) addressed Biden’s earlier limit in an April 16 tweet expressing his disappointment, declaring: “These refugees can wait years for their chance to go through extensive vetting. Thirty-five thousand are ready. Facing the greatest refugee crisis in our time there is no reason to limit the number to 15,000. Say it ain’t so, President Joe.”

Rep. Pramila Jaypal (D-WA) called Biden’s decision not to repeal the Trump-era limit “simply unacceptable and unconscionable,” referring to the prior administration’s order as a “harmful, xenophobic, and racist refugee cap that cruelly restricts refugee admissions to a historically low level.”

Notably, Biden has indicated that the U.S. will not be able to process and vet all 62,500 refugees permitted under the new limit but decided to raise the cap anyway.

This is just the latest example of the current president rescinding or altering policies implemented by the Trump administration even as a surge along the U.S.-Mexico border continues to overwhelm authorities tasked with addressing the problem.

“Erases the historically low number”

Biden’s response to immigration issues has resulted in criticism that he is more interested in catering to the far-left faction of the Democratic Party than dealing with facts.

Similarly, his call for massive spending proposals has served as the basis for backlash from Republicans and even some moderates in his own party who think he is trying to give everyone what they want instead of making the tough but necessary decisions that might prove politically unpopular in certain circles.

Upon announcing his decision to increase the refugee limit, Biden boasted: “This erases the historically low number set by the previous administration of 15,000, which did not reflect values as a nation that welcomes and supports refugees.”

Of course, he made no mention of his earlier intention to keep Trump’s cap in place and even hinted that the limit could be even higher next year, declaring that the “new admissions cap will also reinforce efforts that are already underway to expand the United States’ capacity to admit refugees, so that we can reach the goal of 125,000 refugee admissions that I intend to set for the coming fiscal year.”

Time will tell whether a majority of voters begin to see Biden as nothing more than a puppet for the far-left and reject his push for increasingly progressive policies.

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  1. The illegitimate Chicom puppet regime has no intention of vetting the brown Third World tsunami that is pouring into the country. The senile crooked pedophile rapist usurper knows, or at least the handlers who speak into his earpiece do, that the demographic transformation of the country into Bongo Bongo Land must be completed by the time of the midterm election if the moribund First American Republic is to be replaced by a peoples’ democracy. It is crucial for regular Americans to rise up and stop this. Down with the dictatorship! Biden and population exchangers delenda est!

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  3. Joe Biden appears to e an idiot if you ask me. He should be impeached before he destroys our country! There must be lots of morons in our country to have voted for him in the first place unless it was a rigged election. I always head that Joe Biden was a crook and it seems like there must be a lot of crooks in this country to have voted him in! Disgusting! He is not Presidential material and he has a reputation for enriching his relatives and himself while in office. Why isn’t he getting impeached? He is a serious moron to have allowed all of those aliens into our country. Where does he get the money to support them? He always has plenty left over for himself and his relatives. No wonder his son Hunter is so screwed up! “Monkey see Monkey do” I suppose!

  4. Maybe he’ll do us a favor and drop dead- Dems want him to stay so they can control this illegal president. Then, impeach Kamala, throw Pelosi out and get republicans back and send democrats to hell

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