Joe Biden has confirmed that under his administration Americans could expect a massive change to our country’s immigration policy.
Breitbart reports that, if Biden does go on to become America’s next president, he intends to significantly increase the annual number of refugees that America accepts.
“I promise . . . “
Biden made the announcement in a prerecorded video that he did for 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,” Biden said.
He continued: “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.”
That’s a big number
To put this into perspective, 125,000 would represent more than a 700 percent increase in the number of refugees that America allows. President Donald Trump has reduced that number to 15,000, which, to be clear, is an upward limit, not a goal or a requirement.
15,000 is an 80 percent decrease from the administration of former president Barrack Obama. It is the lowest this number has been since 1980, which is when America’s refugee program began.
Biden essentially wants to return America’s refugee program to where it was under Obama, but he doesn’t want to stop there. He also has plans to raise the 125,000 refugee cap in each year of his four years in office.
Breitbart explained in a separate article that reducing the inflow of refugees is one of the ways that President Trump has helped Americans. Not having an excessive amount of foreign cheap labor in the market has opened up opportunities for blue-collar Americans.
Breitbart also reports that “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.”
Unfortunately, this expansion of America’s refugee program is only a small part of Biden’s plan to overhaul President Trump’s immigration policy.
Forget about having a government that puts America and Americans first. If a Biden presidency does come to pass, those days are over.