President Trump ordered no more than 15,000 refugees be admitted to the U.S. in 2021 — the lowest level in the history of the modern refugee program. President-elect Biden promises to raise that number to 125,000.
Joe Biden intends to admit 125,000 refugees in his first year. Many will be fleeing religious persecution. While highlighting persecution, President Trump cut refugee admissions to 15,000.
"The United States has long stood as a beacon of hope for the downtrodden and oppressed, a leader in resettling refugees in our humanitarian response," Biden said."I promise as president I'll reclaim that proud legacy for our country."
At the same time, human rights advocates are encouraging Biden to carry forward the Trump administration's promotion of international religious freedom. During Trump's term, the State Departmentfocusing on the need to end the persecution of religious minorities.
Trump also issued anmandating that support for global religious freedom become a guiding principle of U.S. foreign policy and boosting funding for programs that, among other goals,"anticipate, prevent, and respond to attacks against individuals and groups on the basis of their religion."
Religious freedomKnox Thames, a special advisor for religious minorities under President Obama who stayed on at the State Department as part of the Trump team."I think, on promoting international religious freedom, it's safe to say they did more than any other administration has," Thames says.
Thames says he and others working on religious freedom issues at the State Department were nevertheless disappointed at how the initiative proceeded."On other things that were closely related, they came up short of where we hoped they would be," Thames says, citing Trump's
ban on immigrantsfrom seven majority Muslim countries and the lowered number of refugees allowed into the U.S."Here we are, working to defend the right of people to believe anything, or nothing, [or] to change faith," Thames says."We're pushing governments to reform their laws. We're asking like-minded governments to elevate this issue. And then when you see thousands of people, who are being persecuted for their beliefs, needing to flee their homes, suddenly we're at the back of the line. We're no longer a leader. And people know we used to be."
Thames left the State Department in July of this year and is now working on a book about his experiences. His own disappointment with the Trump administration's attitude toward refugees, he says, was shared by State Department colleagues."When we'd ask questions about why the big [refugee] drawdown, they would always [say], 'Well, the White House...' There was no conversation you could have in the State Department to debate the merits of this policy," Thames says,"because it was coming directly from the White House. And that was just understood."
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No one is president-elect until the electors have voted, or the opponent concedes. Why? So ACB can protect their religious freedom? Be careful what you ask for; you might get it. As Americans, they can think for themselves. And they will. Biden gives immigrants more hope than Americans. WELFARE increase, access to DOCTORS will decrease, COST of INSURANCE will increase - DEMS pushing SOCIALISM
Trump & STEPHEN “The Killer” MILLER should be charged with crimes against humanity for their abhorrent immigration policies, including separating children from their parents, putting them in cages & losing over 500 of them. People are out of work bc of the China virus and that stupid son of a bitch wants to bring more people in. Many who are infected. 80 million Americans phukt up.
15,000 is still on the higher side. There are no other countries they can go to? Why are we bringing in more people when we have so many US citizens that need opportunities and aid? But if you say we should take care of our own first or that too much immigration strains the system they call you racist 🙄
Don't we already have over 40,000,000 unemployed people in the country? Don't we already have millions losing their homes, jobs, and healthcare? Raising the number is not wise. Take care of those who have already lost. Trump did what the American people elected him to do. It’s been working out so well for Europe 🙄
What remains of ISIS, they are jumping for joy Is this supposed to be a good thing? Is this something we really need to worry about? Does it actually affect that many Americans? There'll be plenty of refugees fleeing from religious persecution in California soon, too How dumb. Do the psychiatrists screen them on their way in, to make sure that their religious beliefs are in line with sociocultural norms, and are not believed by clinicians to be caused by a disorder?
Bringing thousands of uneducated refugees with no means of financial support, housing or any means of providing for themselves is irresponsible especially when our own citizens struggle including homeless Americans/ veterans. Biden = incompetence Cuz he’s afraid of color = white supremacy Any hope for us 🇺🇸
Stupidity at its finest Are we still nation building like 1880? Great news for low wage workers in the middle of a recession. Thanks be to God. Yes ....now we have Biden issuing executive orders ...payback is a bitch Great npr fails to inform readers of the disadvantages. Does that mean the United States will face the same refugee issues that Sweden and many other European countries faced when they had a similar policy?
I think NPRs corporate underwriters are dangling a check. Convince Americans that they need endless immigration. Odd fact: Trump would not have admitted his own grandfather to the US. Biden would have. Still not enough. What could possibly go wrong? This is the reason behind the bitterness and hatred against realDonaldTrump right ?
And there is a labor shortage in the Midwest 🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️ Pro cheap labor Because it has worked so well for Europe. Is this pandemic a thing or not? American Citizens can't Leave their homes to work, But NPR/Biden is pushing for more Foreigners to Pour into the Nation. Do you ever think these people are purposefully fucking with you? Like when they ignored Covid to riot across the nation?
Let me get this straight. Trump’s mom and his wife BOTH immigrated to America, right? So he has the audacity to hate immigrants and keep them from their American dreams. Disgusting as usual ...and they can all stay at Trump properties until settled,....as restitution to the American people for the Trump’s unlawful, self-dealings
Refugees boost local economies, open new businesses, contribute labor force and pay taxes just like everyone else; this is wonderful news for everyone involved! RefugeesWelcome AsylumSeekers moorehn trump is racist AF. Well the US created most of the refugees so makes sense Why? We have a shit load of unemployed people of all races who are American citizens struggling probably in the sense of poverty just as bad as these “refugees “. We got a lot of our own people to take care of.
Democrats can't destroy this country fast enough. Raise it up ⬆️ those folks help this economy flourish 🚀 someone has to work those low paying entry level jobs 😎 No limits. No bureaucracy. OathOnly entry, residence, and citizenship today. 🤔 Trump is flushed down the toilet where he and his family belong in 59 days.
Well, that's gonna piss off a boat load of patriots who seem to think they're more American than...idk...other Americans who aren't them? 🙄 Biden appears to be a good man. Supported the UK in 1982 against Argentina. Not the first time the USA had kicked the Argies off. Lexington Raid 1831 mozaic501c You will have your work cut out for you!
America first is over. The Party of the people is gone. Party of the Elite is back in charge. Sad man's last sad swing at this nativism he's trying to push...thank god that god has proven him a loser once again 👍 There will be no jobs or money to take care of them. Why would so many people want to come to such a racist, awful country, run by a fascist, white supremacist dictator?
I mean that's a lot It was 250,000 before Trump took over. Those are rookie numbers. We need to pump them up! Horrendous