The majority of swing voters oppose President Joe Biden’s increase of refugee resettlement to the United States, according to recent findings from a recent Morning Consult/Politico poll.
Biden’s initial decision to maintain the Trump administration’s refugee cap of 15,000 admissions for Fiscal Year 2021 sparked a massive uproar among the refugee lobby and pro-migration Democrats. Eventually, Biden folded to the pressure and raised the refugee admissions cap to 62,500.
Jacob Bliss and John Binder added some context to Biden’s decision:
The cap is merely a numerical limit and not a goal for the State Department to reach. Already, in the month of April, Biden has increased refugee resettlement by 904 percent compared to the same time last year.
There is a strong transpartisan consensus with regards to opposition to refugee settlement, which Bliss and Binder demonstrated:
The poll reveals that 52 percent of swing voters, those who identify as Independents, said they opposed Biden’s increasing refugee resettlement while less than 3-in-10 swing voters said they supported the move.
Among Trump supporters, expansive refugee resettlement to the U.S. is opposed by a wide majority. Overall, 84 percent of voters who supported Trump in the 2020 presidential election said they opposed an increase in refugee resettlement — 73 percent of which said they “strongly oppose.”
Only seven percent of Trump supporters said they supported increasing refugee resettlement.
Similarly, nearly 8-in-10 registered Republican voters said they oppose increasing refugee resettlement and just 10 percent said they support increasing the annual cap.
Across all registered voters, a plurality of 47 percent said they oppose Biden’s increasing refugee resettlement while 37 percent said they support the move.
Refugee resettlement to the U.S. is quite a racket for federal contractors who are incentivized to resettle as many refugees as possible due to how their federally-funded budgets largely depend on the number of refugees that are resettled.
Some of the notable contractors include:
Church World Service (CWS), Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC), Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM), Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), International Rescue Committee (IRC), U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS), U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and World Relief Corporation (WR).
In the past two decades, approximately one million refugees have been resettled in the country. Every controversial policy decision comes with a cost. There are no free lunches in politics, as Bliss and Binder observed:
Refugee resettlement costs American taxpayers nearly $9 billion every five years, according to research, and each refugee costs taxpayers about $133,000 over the course of their lifetime. Within five years, an estimated 16 percent of all refugees admitted will need housing assistance paid for by taxpayers.
Refugee resettlement is just one of the many ways that the ruling class tries to destabilize America. In the current woke order, American citizens come last while the interests of foreigners come first. America needs a true nationalist president in office if it wants to truly right the ship.