Mayor Pete Wants to Bring in Over 100,000 Refugees Annually
Although he has not been as vocal on the immigration issue, 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg unveiled an immigration plan on December 22, 2019.
Vox reported that it “would reverse the Trump administration’s enforcement policies, push for a pathway to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants, and streamline the process of applying for asylum and other forms of legal immigration.”
Buttigieg is perceived to be the “moderate” in the race due to him not supporting radical migration policies like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who support the decriminalization of unauthorized border crossings and fundamentally restructuring immigration enforcement agencies such as the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and ICE.
One of the most notable features in Buttigieg’s immigration platform is how it raises the cap on annual refugee admissions to 125,000 during his first year in office, and he backs legislation that would establish an annual floor of 95,000 admissions.
Mass migration has become a religion of sorts in American politics.
Buttigieg is faithfully doing his part by championing the latest refugee craze.
Although not as extreme, BLP has reported on Republicans doing their part in trying to resettle refugees in their own states, thus showing how out of touch both political establishments are with the American people.
In President Trump’s defense, he set the refugee cap at 18,000, which although much smaller than Obama era numbers, should still concern immigration patriots.
Real immigration patriotism would involve ending these refugee programs and putting pressure on other countries to settle these refugees themselves.