(PatriotHeadline.com)- Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden promised on Thursday that, should he form a cabinet and become the next President of the United States, he would increase the number of refugees accepted by the United States eight-fold over President Trump. Biden said he would admit at least 125,000 refugees during his first year in office, and potentially continually allowing a similar number into the future.
For reference, President Donald Trump admitted 15,000.
Biden published a pre-recorded video online – filmed with a teleprompter, of course – that celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Jesuit Refugee Service. Biden refused to acknowledge the fact that many of the so-called Syrian refugees are not actually from Syria – a fact that is even acknowledged by the European Union’s data agency, EuroStat.
“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,” he said.
Biden has made pledges like this before, too. In June, he released a statement on World Refugee Day to describe President Trump as “heartless” for making sure that refugees admitted to the United States are actually refugees.
In that statement, he made the same promise.
“I will increase the number of refugees we welcome into this country, setting an annual global refugee target of 125,000, up from a ceiling of 18,000 under Trump, and will seek to further raise it over time commensurate with our responsibility, our values, and the unprecedented global need,” he said.
A target of 125,000 means that if there are not enough legitimate refugees to allow into the country, the Biden-Harris administration would fall behind. Biden has not said what he would do in this instance, though it’s not a farfetched idea to think the requirements of what constitutes a “refugee” would be lowered to simply meet the target. This would be necessary to also “further raise it over time.”
During his first term, President Donald Trump set the refugee ceiling at consistently lower numbers, reaching record lows each time. And if there was one thing that got President Trump elected in the first place, it was his promise to stop the massive influx of people into the United States.
Do you think America needs hundreds of thousands of refugees every year?