In case you’re wondering if President Joe Biden is just a puppet of the radical progressives in his party, you probably got your answer on Monday when Biden announced that he will up the number of refugees who may enter the US through September to 62,500. This came after the progressive outrage merchants decried his earlier decision to forsake the idea of increasing it to a ridiculous number. But ridiculous seems to be the norm with the radicals.
The whole issue of increasing the number of refugees is absurd on its face. If we’re lucky, about 3% of those seeking asylum are real refugees. For the progressives, a refugee is no different than the rest of the “Unregistered Democrats” that have been flooding our border. But in the real world, in order to be a refugee, you have to come from a country that is at war and the war is putting your life in danger or if your government is persecuting you because you belong to a specific class of people. Neither of those rings true for any of the migrants coming here asking for asylum.
And even that tiny percentage that may honestly be refugees, international law says that you must seek asylum from the first country you come to that is safer than your home country, and the United States certainly is not it. For most of them, that would be either Guatemala or Mexico. People seeking asylum don’t get to choose which country they want asylum from, unless, I suppose, they will be used to replace American citizen votes, which more and more people are coming to realize is the case.
You can’t claim the need for asylum because your country’s economy sucks or because there’s a lot of violent crime. That’s called “the weekend” in Chicago and many other Democrat-run cities in America. Using the route of asylum is just one arrow in the open-borders crowd’s quiver.
The tennis ball bouncing back and forth in Biden’s head stopped when he eventually caved to the puppet masters hiding in the shadows of the Oval Office.
“Today, I am revising the United States’ annual refugee admissions cap to 62,500 for this fiscal year,” Biden said in a statement. “This erases the historically low number set by the previous administration of 15,000, which did not reflect America’s values as a nation that welcomes and supports refugees.”
Isn’t it amazing how Democrats can corrupt an America First policy by claiming it didn’t reflect America’s values when their perversion of said policy isn’t even in the same ballpark of America’s values? The whole refugee argument made by Democrats is just another bastardization of rules and laws made to only allow people into the country through the means of legal immigration.
The overwhelming majority of migrant people seeking asylum do not march up to a legal port of entry and ask to start the asylum process. It is only when they get caught illegally crossing our border that they declare they are refugees. Had they not been caught, there is a slim to none chance they ever would have gone on to request to start that process. They do this because that’s exactly what the Open Borders crowd told them to do if caught illegally crossing our borders. Groups like CARA provide volunteer immigration lawyers who educate either the coyotes or the illegals themselves on how to get around our immigration laws. The group Proyecto Dilley claims to be part of an Immigration Justice Campaign that offers pro bono services to Unregistered Democrats when they arrive. Whenever you see the word “Justice” in a title, it’s Marxist in nature. There is no justice to be rewarded when sneaking over our border and asking for asylum only after you get caught.
“It is important to take this action today to remove any lingering doubt in the minds of refugees around the world who have suffered so much, and who are anxiously waiting for their new lives to begin,” Biden said. Translation: Vote Democrat once you’re here.
Biden originally said that the US would not meet its target of allowing 62,500 refugees this year. “We are working quickly to undo the damage of the last four years. It will take some time, but that work is already underway,” he said.
It’s insufferable to hear Biden refer to fixing our immigration system as damage. How is flooding our country with hundreds of thousands of people who have no skills, cannot take care of themselves, and whose only value to America is to vote Democrat a good thing? It is a very good thing for the Democratic Party, because their voter base has shrunk, and they need to replenish it with voters they know will remain loyal forever.
Rich is a conservative, syndicated opinion writer and owner of MAGA-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty, and faith.
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