Biden Shrinks, Gives in to Radical Left on Refugee Policy

 

If there was any doubt remaining that President Joe Biden would be pushed to the far left by his party’s radicals, that doubt has been erased.

Biden announced on Friday that he would keep in place this year’s cap on the number of refugees allowed into the country, which was put in place by former President Donald Trump before he left office, and he was scorched by leftist lawmakers.

What did Biden do? He buckled to the pressure after having decided to do one sensible thing since taking office in January.

Biden was ripped by radical Democrats in the House and Senate for vowing to allow fewer people into the country amid a pandemic, a jobs crisis on the border and in the job market.

“Completely and utterly unacceptable. Biden promised to welcome immigrants, and people voted for him based on that promise,” Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocaso-Cortez posted on Twitter. “Upholding the xenophobic and racist policies of the Trump admin, incl the historically low + plummeted refugee cap, is flat out wrong.”

“Keep your promise,” AOC added.

“The President’s directive today has been the subject of some confusion,” Psaki said in a statement backtracking on behalf of her boss and blamed his rare embrace of common sense on something she said he inherited from former President Trump.

“Given the decimated refugee admissions program we inherited, and burdens on the Office of Refugee Resettlement, his initial goal of 62,500 seems unlikely,” Psaki added. “While finalizing that determination, the President was urged to take immediate action to reverse the Trump policy that banned refugees from many key regions, to enable flights from those regions to begin within days; today’s order did that.”

“With that done, we expect the President to set a final, increased refugee cap for the remainder of this fiscal year by May 15,” Psaki noted.

The Biden administration came oh-so close to putting Americans first on Friday. As usual, Democratic Party radicals made enough noise until they got their way.

Biden all too often comes off as blank slate with an ink pen. He had a chance to make an intelligent decision this week, and he caved.

 

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