Elizabeth Warren has released a plan calling for a near 800% increase in the number of foreign refigees.
Per FoxNews, Trump has cautioned against allowing massive numbers of refugees to resettle through a vetting process that he and others have argued was inadequate for weeding out major security threats.
In the midst of the refugee crisis, former President Obama’s administration welcomed 84,995 refugees in FY2016. That was slightly higher than the annual rate of 70,000 — about 250 percent lower than Warren’s goal of 175,000 — that his administration said it had welcomed in the preceding years.
Warren’s plan included a host of other policies that will likely find favor with other Democratic politicians. Among other things, she wants to repeal a law requiring local police to enforce federal immigration laws as well as end “unnecessary” detention.
Elizabeth Warren is out with her plan for immigration reform. Among many things, it proposes an increase in the number of refugees the US accepts. Full Medium Post here —> https://t.co/t6AbAPSih6
— Asma Khalid (@asmamk) July 11, 2019
Democrat presidential primary candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is promising to import at least 700 percent more foreign refugees into the United States if she becomes president.
In her national immigration plan released this week, Warren broke from her economic patriotism agenda wherein she has committed to holding multinational corporations accountable for outsourcing American jobs overseas and shifting to a permanent nationalist trade policy that puts the needs of American workers first.
Warren’s immigration plan now includes drastically increasing legal immigration and refugee resettlement to provide businesses and corporations with a never-ending stream of cheaper foreign workers that America’s working and middle class will be forced to compete against.
Specifically, Warren wants to increase the number of foreign refugees currently arriving in the U.S. by 700 percent — eight times the rate of President Trump’s refugee total last year, in which about 22,000 were admitted.
“At a time when 70 million are displaced around the world, President Trump has abused his authority to lower the refugee cap for the United States, admitting just over 22,000 refugees in total last year,” Warren writes. “I’ll welcome 125,000 refugees in my first year, and ramping up to at least 175,000 refugees per year by the end of my first term.”
U.S. Resettled More Refugees in a Decade than Entire Population of Philadelphia https://t.co/lCw32ZYIlD
— John Binder 👽 (@JxhnBinder) May 22, 2018
The U.S., thanks exclusively to Trump’s reforms, helped lower the total number of foreign refugees to about 22,000 admissions last year. This is a 76 percent decrease in foreign refugee resettlement from President Obama’s 2016 totals that reached almost 100,000 admissions. Trump also cut Obama’s surge of Syrian refugees arriving in the U.S. by more than 60 percent.
Warren would reverse that reduction of foreign refugees, adding another at least 154,000 refugees to American communities every year who would be forced to absorb nationals at the mandate of the federal government.