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Pres. Biden Supports Trump’s 15k Refugee Cap

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During the Trump presidency, the Democrats never ran out of opportunities to attack his policies when it came to immigration and the Southern Border. Now, that Biden is in office, the mysterious “crisis” seems to be anything but a dire situation as the entire party acts as if the influx of immigrants is natural. As for Biden, he appears too busy attacking Gun Rights and the endless war in Afghanistan to even bother himself with such trivial moments like children being abandoned at the border. But while he appears to be in favor of immigrants seeking a new life, Biden continues to push a narrative once held by Donald Trump. 

During the 2020 election, President Biden made it a crucial talking point to attack how Trump handled immigrants at the border. Unlike most, Trump took a stern stance when it came to people wanting to achieve the so-called American dream. He wasn’t opposed to the idea of people wanting a better life, but he understood the importance of control. That is why Trump set a refugee cap at 15,000. For Biden and the rest of the Democrats, that was totally unacceptable. That is – until they realize how ludicrous their “open door” policy really is. 

Back in February, the White House announced that Biden would be revisiting Trump’s immigration policies and making some much-needed changes. For one, Biden was seeking to increase the refugee cap to 62,500, a significant raise from when Trump was in office. But while Biden tries to be the hero his party wants him to be, he continues to disappoint and prove time and time again that Trump wasn’t out of his depth, but knew exactly how to keep the country safe. 

This brings us to Friday afternoon when President Biden decided to reverse his stance yet again and keep the cap exactly where Trump had it. Signing the emergency determination, the President quickly drew criticism from his own party for showing support for a Trump-era policy. Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez voiced his disdain for the policy and how it would supposedly threaten the “U.S. Leadership”.

“By failing to issue a revised Determination, the White House has not only stymied the number of refugees permitted entrance into the United States, but also it has prevented the Department of State from admitting vetted refugees currently waiting in the system who do not fit into the unprecedentedly narrow refugee categories designated by the Trump administration.”

So while former President Trump was ridiculed and mocked for his “harsh” stance on immigration, secretly Biden is using the same tactic to make sure the border remains safe. And let’s not forget that Biden also restarted construction on The Wall. 

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This piece was written by Jeremy Porter on April 17, 2021. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.

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