Democrats to Introduce Bill Increasing Refugee Admissions to 100,000 a Year
The Democrats will push the new bill despite growing border crisis
The crisis at the border has become painstakingly evident with many migrants suffering and even losing their lives on the treacherous trek through Mexico to the U.S.
But Democrats continue to blame President Donald Trump, who is increasing efforts to stem the flow of immigration, as they prepare to introduce legislation to increase the number of refugees admitted to a massive 100,000 a year.
The Democrats will push the new bill despite evidence of some 500,000 migrants, including women and children, will cross the U.S./ Mexico border without being apprehended,
According to a United Nations report, the United States took in around 23,000 refugees from all over the world in 2018.
The term refugee is an immigrant who gains asylum after acquiring the status due to “credible fear” standard of persecution in their home countries.
According to an opinion piece in the Washington Post, the commentator blames President Donald Trump, despite his efforts for trying avenues to end the illegal immigration crisis at the U.S. border with Mexico.
Trump announced he postponed plans for ICE raids and deportations of Illegal immigrants may start up on the 4th of July.
Trump says the raids in 10 major cities by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will begin on Independence Day unless Democrats come up with “something pretty miraculous” in Congress on immigration reform.
According to The Post:
Do we want to make it harder for desperate people to legally secure refuge in the United States, or more comfortable for them to legally do so?
The Democratic answer to this question is: Make it easier for desperate people to migrate, provided it is done in a legal and orderly fashion, in as many ways as good policy allows.
“Now House Democrats are set to roll out a major new proposal on the asylum crisis that will constitute a big down payment on the longer-term argument Democrats are making,” the Post commentary said.
House D's plan to introduce bill to increase refugee resettlement from Central American countries to 100,000 per year (1st reported by @ThePlumLineGS). For context, here are refugee admissions totals from the Latin American region the last 10 fiscal years https://t.co/UWxdmiQeid pic.twitter.com/gPZJ6bKEPC— Matthew La Corte (@MLaCorte_) June 27, 2019
The new bill is called the Northern Triangle and Border Stabilization Act, and the vast amount of migrants in this latest surge come from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.
The post says the bill would increase services to minor migrants in federal custody, creating more ways for migrants to go to refugee status before coming to the U.S.
It would also “dramatically” expand the support for migrant families while authorities process their cases.
The Post also notes that 100,000 number is “separate and apart from the refugees we take in from elsewhere.”
Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA) voiced the notion that all immigrants are “human beings” who deserve the same rights as citizens, more evidence that the Democrats are using an emotional card to push their agenda.
“The United States of America has been the gold standard, and that is the argument that we are making today,” Cardenas said.
“This is not a game.”
“We are fighting for the lives of human beings who should have the opportunity to be like everyone else on this floor to be allowed the freedom to be who they choose to be, who God made them to be in the greatest place on the planet,” Cardenas said.
“And that’s why we are fighting today.”