How Many Refugees Would Top Dems ‘Welcome’ to Your Towns and Cities?


The LA Times posted a piece yesterday entitled:

Where do Democratic presidential candidates stand on immigration policy?

But strangely it only reports the number of refugees each candidate wants per year for a couple of the candidates.  Why the silence on some others when the numbers are available?

Remember that President Trump has the level set at 18,000 (under the Refugee Act of 1980, the President sets the ceiling/cap each fiscal year).

The Dems want to change that and have Congress set a minimum ceiling of 95,000.  If the Dems win the White House, and hold the House, there is an excellent chance that will happen.

The LA Times lists numbers for only Biden and Warren:

 Grandpappy of the US Refugee Admissions Program, Joe Biden:  125,000

Elizabeth Warren:  175,000

We know that Michael Bloomberg is at 125,000.

Amy Klobuchar is floating 110,000.

Bernie Sanders doesn’t set a number except that he wants at least 50,000 so-called climate refugees admitted every year.  (See my climate refugee archive.)

Tom Steyer also has not given a number that I can find but would welcome climate refugees in the mix.

I find it incredible that the Democrats want to inject hundreds of thousands of competitors into the job market who will drive down wages for American workers.  Don’t African Americans and other minorities get that?

Michael Bloomberg’s Plan for Immigration: We Need More! (including 125,000 refugees per year)

Editor: This is cross-posted from my other blog Frauds and Crooks.

I pay fairly close attention to the 2020 campaign news and especially when it comes to the Dem candidate’s plans for immigration should they regain the White House.

But, I think it’s odd that with all the other news about Michael Bloomberg, there is little mentioned about his now decade-long plan to increase immigration as seen in his National Partnership for a New American Economy.

I told you all about it here last November, but I have been writing about it off and on for years.


Now I see that there is a short piece at Bloomberg news briefly summarizing his immigration plans.

But, strangely, no mention of his organization that has been gradually softening up mayors by handing out grant money and praising elected officials for a decade through his New American Economy network.

Michael Bloomberg Unveils Plan for ‘Broken’ Immigration System

Michael Bloomberg proposed an immigration plan similar to proposals from his moderate [LOL!] Democratic presidential rivals that includes reversing President Donald Trump’s policies, creating a path to U.S. citizenship for undocumented residents and allowing “place-based” visas.

Bloomberg says he wants more foreign born docs and other medical professionals admitted to the US to compete with your kids going through medical school. Docs like Moses deGraft-Johnson?

Bloomberg’s plan contains many of the same elements as those offered by Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg. They include rescinding Trump’s travel ban, ending family separations at the border, protecting so-called dreamers — young adults who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children — as well as increasing the cap on resettling refugees and updating the asylum process.

The former New York mayor does not go as far as progressive rivals Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who would decriminalize migration.


Bloomberg would expand temporary worker visas to address labor shortages and allow certain localities to petition for “place-based” immigrant visas to meet economic or social needs in their communities.

For regular readers of ‘Frauds and Crooks‘ this should give you a chuckle….

He would also allow more opportunities for foreign-born doctors, nurses and other health professionals to address the shortage of health-care workers in under-served areas.

(For those of you who aren’t regular readers, be sure to see my fraudulent new American doctors’ archive!)

More here.

And, now see his platform that includes increasing refugee admissions to 125,000 per year!  (Trump’s is presently set at 18,000.)

End policies that run counter to our deepest values as Americans

Mike will rescind President Trump’s disgraceful travel ban, end family separations at the border, establish rigorous safeguards for children, and promote alternatives to detention for individuals and families who pose no threat to public safety. Mike will set the annual refugee resettlement target at 125,000 and also restore fairness and timeliness to the asylum process. And he will honor and protect immigrant service members, veterans and their families.


Mike will create a federal Office of New Americans to support the integration of newcomers….

With that he is recycling an Obama White House plan.

Read it all.