To be clear, refugee policy is distinct from immigration policy. By increasing the number of refugees admitted to a number closer to all other administrations than the Trump Regime, Biden is signalling that we will live up to our international commitments. The Trump limit was the extremist outlier.
For the Republicans trying to claim this doesn't put Americans first (first off, that's a silly claim in a country of mostly immigrants), I'm pretty sure it was clear to all constituencies that they were prioritized and were first in line when Democrats approved the American Rescue Plan while Republicans sat on their hands complaining about Dr. Seuss.
America helps people. It's what we can and should do.
Biden Raises Refugee Cap To 62,500 After Earlier Criticism:
@TonyStark I’m glad to see this update. The current US population is around 331M. We can take refugees.
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