“Biden could immediately raise the refugee admissions goal for the coming year.”
(Sarah Seniuk, advocacy and communications manager at the Refugee Council USA)
Salivating right out in the open, the refugee contractors lobbying arm tells Voice of America in a post election story that Biden will lift Muslim ban and over 27,000 refugees from countries that hate us are actually in a pipeline ready to move to the United States.
US Cuts Refugee Admissions, Creating Doubt for Tens of Thousands of Applicants
After reporting on the historically low number of refugees that the Trump Administration has admitted to the US and the low number set for this fiscal year (FY2021) that began October first, we hear this:
The new ceiling (15,000), down from 18,000 the previous fiscal year and far lower than the 84,000 refugees admitted in 2016, will remain in effect at least until January and possibly beyond, even if there is a transition at the White House. [Keep reading—ed]
Humanitarian organizations told VOA the number of Syrian, Somali and Yemeni refugees already referred for resettlement in the U.S. was almost double the number established by the cap.
As of October 27, nonprofit groups confirmed that 27,023 individuals were in the “pipeline” for resettlement in the United States, pending security checks.
The breakdown among the countries was 12,924 from Somalia, 14,084 from Syria and 15 people from Yemen, according to two humanitarian organizations.
The duration of the notice (Fy2021 Presidential determination) could depend on who occupies the White House in January.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden vowed during the campaign to raise the refugee admissions ceiling to 125,000.
Sarah Seniuk, advocacy and communications manager at the Refugee Council USA, said Biden could “immediately raise the refugee admissions goal for the coming year. In preparing to leave office, [President Barack] Obama had set for [fiscal] 2017 at 110,000, and upon his inauguration, [President Donald] Trump lowered the number down to 45,000.”
We reported way back in June that Biden has promised to raise the refugee admissions ceiling to 125,000 if elected President. That annual number beats anything Obama ever did.
See my complete archive on the Refugee Council USA.