Immigration

Joe Biden
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Biden Raising Refugee Cap To Over 8x Current Levels By Next Year

On Monday, President Joe Biden announced that he would be raising the United States refugee admissions cap from 15,000 to 62,500 for the current fiscal year and 125,000 next year, as his administration continues to be overwhelmed by illegal immigration at the southern border.

“Today, I am revising the United States’ annual refugee admissions cap to 62,500 for this fiscal year,” Biden said in a statement. He added that “The new admissions cap will also reinforce efforts that are already underway to expand the United States’ capacity to admit refugees, so that we can reach the goal of 125,000 refugee admissions that I intend to set for the coming fiscal year.”

“The United States Refugee Admissions Program embodies America’s commitment to protect the most vulnerable, and to stand as a beacon of liberty and refuge to the world,” Biden said. “It’s a statement about who we are, and who we want to be. So we are going to rebuild what has been broken and push hard to complete the rigorous screening process for those refugees already in the pipeline for admission.”

The announcement is seemingly a new innovative idea from Biden to incentivize more illegal immigration, as migrants know there is now a greater chance they will be granted refugee status. As apprehensions of illegal immigrants crossing the border hits nearly 200,000 in a single month, Biden said that the “sad truth” is the United States might not reach his goal of 62,500 refugees.

“That goal will still be hard to hit. We might not make it the first year,” he said. “But we are going to use every tool available to help these fully-vetted refugees fleeing horrific conditions in their home countries. This will reassert American leadership and American values when it comes to refugee admissions.”

The announcement comes as the Biden administration fails to handle the southern border crisis, which is largely a result of Biden incentivizing illegal immigration and defunding border security.

“When you create a system that incentivizes people to come across, and they are released, that immediately sends a message to Central America that if you come across you can stay,” said Democrat Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (TX). “It incentivizes droves of people to come, and the only way to slow it down is by changing policy at our doorstep. If they don’t change the policy, the flow of continued migration traffic isn’t going to stop or slow down.”

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Biden Admin Cancelling Fines For Illegals Who Refuse To Leave U.S.

On Friday, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced that he had ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to cancel fines for illegal immigrants who refuse to leave the United States, claiming that the fines are “counter to the agency’s best interest.”

“There is no indication that these penalties promoted compliance with noncitizens’ departure obligations,” Mayorkas said. “We can enforce our immigration laws without resorting to ineffective and unnecessary punitive measures.”

“ICE intends to work with the Department of Treasury to cancel the existing debts of those who had been fined,” a statement from the Department of Homeland Security said. “Although ICE has had the authority to assess financial penalties to individuals for failing to depart for more than 20 years, the agency did not initiate enforcement of these penalties until 2018. As of January 20, 2021, ICE ceased issuing these fines. This formalizes the Biden Administration’s change in direction.”

Former Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf criticized the news on Twitter, writing, “Just when you think the Biden administration’s immigration policies and agenda can’t get worse … it does.”

Wolf added in a follow up tweet, “How does withdrawing a consequence (i.e. fine) and holding individuals accountable when they overstay their visa and fail to depart in the best interests of DHS?”

The Biden administration’s immigration policy has intentionally been more lenient than under the Trump administration. Immediately after entering office, President Biden set to remove numerous border security policies, including an emergency declaration that allowed more funding to be allocated to border security and the Remain in Mexico policy, which required asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while they waited for their U.S. court hearings.

President Biden has seemingly done his best to live up to his promise to migrants that the United States would be their “safe haven,” reportedly allowing illegal immigrants to be released into the United States without a court date scheduled. For migrant families that have illegally crossed the Southern border, the Biden administration has spent over $86 million to purchase hotel rooms for them. The purchase of hotel rooms for illegal immigrants occurred soon after the Biden administration forced National Guard members to sleep in parking garages, underlining the administration’s priorities.

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Congressional Democrats: Illegal Immigrants Are ‘American Heroes’

A group of congressional Democrats sent a letter to President Biden urging him to include amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants in his infrastructure bill.

The group of 22 Democrats, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Alex Padilla (D-CA), wrote that illegal immigrants “are American heroes” and, despite illegally bypassing the immigration system, “they have earned the right to become American citizens.”

The letter claims that illegal immigrants employed in jobs deemed essential while millions of Americans remain unemployed from the pandemic are a “truly important part of our nation’s critical infrastructure and crucial part of the backbone of our society.”

“The Citizenship for Essential Workers Act directly relates to the priority of rebuilding America’s economic infrastructure and aligns entirely with the administration’s priority on defeating COVID19,” the letter says.

“If Republicans continue to refuse to advance immigration legislation supported by the overwhelming majority of the American people, the next reconciliation package on jobs and infrastructure should include citizenship for essential workers,” the letter claims, without naming any popular immigration legislation Republicans oppose. Ironically, recent polling has found that the majority of Americans are against amnesty for illegal immigrants, and the majority of Americans consider strengthening border security “high priority.”

“Speaker Pelosi has already indicated her support for including immigration legislation in legislative packages advanced through budget reconciliation given the clear ‘case about the budget implications of immigration,’ while the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and 100 members of the Democratic Caucus have also urged the inclusion of a pathway to citizenship for essential workers in COVID-19 relief legislation,” The letter adds. “The upcoming legislative package on jobs and infrastructure is the best opportunity to recognize and reward the sacrifices and labor of essential workers.”

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Congressional Democrats: Illegal Immigrants Are ‘American Heroes’

A group of congressional Democrats sent a letter to President Biden urging him to include amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants in his infrastructure bill.

The group of 22 Democrats, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Alex Padilla (D-CA), wrote that illegal immigrants “are American heroes” and, despite illegally bypassing the immigration system, “they have earned the right to become American citizens.”

The letter claims that illegal immigrants employed in jobs deemed essential while millions of Americans remain unemployed from the pandemic are a “truly important part of our nation’s critical infrastructure and crucial part of the backbone of our society.”

“The Citizenship for Essential Workers Act directly relates to the priority of rebuilding America’s economic infrastructure and aligns entirely with the administration’s priority on defeating COVID19,” the letter says.

“If Republicans continue to refuse to advance immigration legislation supported by the overwhelming majority of the American people, the next reconciliation package on jobs and infrastructure should include citizenship for essential workers,” the letter claims, without naming any popular immigration legislation Republicans oppose. Ironically, recent polling has found that the majority of Americans are against amnesty for illegal immigrants, and the majority of Americans consider strengthening border security “high priority.”

“Speaker Pelosi has already indicated her support for including immigration legislation in legislative packages advanced through budget reconciliation given the clear ‘case about the budget implications of immigration,’ while the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and 100 members of the Democratic Caucus have also urged the inclusion of a pathway to citizenship for essential workers in COVID-19 relief legislation,” The letter adds. “The upcoming legislative package on jobs and infrastructure is the best opportunity to recognize and reward the sacrifices and labor of essential workers.”

Andrew Cuomo
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New York State To Give $15,600 To Illegal Immigrants

New York State will give $15,600 taxpayer dollars to an estimated 290,000 illegal immigrants, totaling $2.1 billion, according to the New York Times.

“New York will now offer one-time payments of up to $15,600 to undocumented immigrants who lost work during the pandemic,” the New York Times reported. “The effort — a $2.1 billion fund in the state budget — is by far the biggest of its kind in the country and a sign of the state’s shift toward policies championed by progressive Democrats.”

The payments are meant to compensate for job losses from the pandemic, with illegal immigrants eligible for the $15,600, “the equivalent of $300 per week for the last year, if they can verify that they were state residents, ineligible for federal unemployment benefits and lost income as a result of the pandemic.”

The Times added that if illegal immigrants “can prove at least their residency and identity, and provide some work documentation,” they may be eligible for $3,200.

The $2.1 billion to be given to illegal immigrants is part of a $212 billion deal agreed upon Tuesday by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), who has become notorious for how poorly he handled the pandemic after it was revealed that his administration actively suppressed the release of data on nursing home deaths.

As legal U.S. families across America struggle to recover from the devastation to the economy after the pandemic, Cuomo’s decision seems to be an attempt to silence anyone doubting which governor handled the pandemic the worst.

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