2020 Democrat pledges to bring more asylum seekers to the US if elected in 2020
Democratic 2020 hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) vows to import at least 700 percent more foreign refugees into America if she’s elected president.
During the release of her national immigration plan this week, presidential primary candidate Warren broke from her economic patriotism agenda to make a pledge to bring more asylum seekers into the United States.
Warren’s immigration plan now includes drastically increasing legal immigration and refugee resettlement, which she claims will reduce the number of companies outsourcing American jobs overseas.
The move would provide businesses and corporations with a never-ending stream of cheaper foreign workers that working and middle class Americans will be forced to compete against.
Specifically, Warren aims to increase the number of foreign refugees currently arriving in the US by at least 700 percent.
The figure would be around eight times the rate of President Donald Trump’s total of around 22,000 refugees that were admitted last year.
“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.”
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 US 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.
With her support for majorly increasing refugee resettlement to the US, Warren sides with the business lobby, multinational corporations, and tech conglomerates like Nike, Google, Facebook, and Starbucks, and Chobani.
For Fiscal Year 2019, a cap of 30,000 refugee admissions has been set — the lowest cap since 1980 — which is merely a numerical limit and not a goal intended for the federal government to reach.
The cap has made the U.S. no longer the top refugee spot for the world’s migrants, with Canada and the nations of the European Union now leading the globe in refugee admissions.
Over the last decade, the U.S. has resettled more foreign nationals through a variety of humanitarian programs than the entire population of Philadelphia, totaling more than 1.7 million refugees admitted to the country in less than ten years.
Simultaneously, there have been more than 4.1 million legal immigrants admitted to the U.S. from refugee-producing countries since 2000.
About 56 percent of households headed by foreign refugees who arrived in the U.S. between 2011 and 2015 are using taxpayer-funded food stamps, Breitbart News previously reported.