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house Bill H.R. 2146

Should the U.S. Raise the Refugee Admissions Cap to 95k Per Year?

Argument in favor

The Trump administration’s historically low target of resettling 30,000 refugees into the U.S. in FY2019 harms refugees and cedes America’s traditional leadership role in refugee resettlement to other nations. By ensuring presidents can’t set refugee ceilings below the historic average of 95,000 each year, this bill would ensure that both Trump and future presidents can’t harm refugees through a too-low annual ceiling.

Kodiwodi's Opinion
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05/11/2019
Quit buying into trump’s hatred and bigotry fairytales. Of What are all of you afraid? Increasing the numbers will speed up reuniting families and make it easier for folks to become citizens and be productive. This country is far from full. We need new citizens to replace our aging generations and bring innovation and diversity to this country. As it is we have both a declining longevity and birth rate. We are unsustainable as a population. More money should be invested in our future and these people are part of that. The more and sooner we welcome them, the better off this country will be.
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05/11/2019
We should include an upgrade to the process system, more judges and personnel needed to expedite the process. Let’s make America humane again.
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burrkitty's Opinion
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05/11/2019
95000 is the historical average? I wonder where that number came from? Anyway, sure. Less than 2000 people per state per year? Even without even distribution, we can do that, even double or triple that. Plenty of room. Set it at a quarter million to start and we will see.
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Argument opposed

The Trump administration’s low ceiling for refugee resettlement in FY 2019 reflects a few realities: there’s an ongoing, massive influx of asylum applications coming from Central America; national security interests need to be balanced against the desire to help refugees by admitting them into the U.S.; and it’s expensive to process asylum and refugee claims.

Mark's Opinion
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05/11/2019
The left says all the illegals pouring in from Latin America are refugees. In the last 30 days we have taken in nearly 336,000 refugees. So NO we are not raising the cap. In fact it should be lowered to zero.
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Jordyn's Opinion
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05/11/2019
How about we take care of our OWN people like veterans, homeless, people living in poverty before we take more people in. Not to mention, there is an influx of border hoppers coming in already. We need to fix our own issues, NOT grant more people entry.
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TexasTRex's Opinion
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05/11/2019
I don’t think that is a good idea right now. We’ve got a crisis at our southern border with a huge influx of illegals. Adding more people that we need to be responsible for (which also comes along with the risk of terrorists slipping in increasing instability) seems careless to our own people. Compassion is great as long as it doesn’t come at the expense of our own. We need to get some holes plugged first before opening up more.
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      Committee on the Judiciary
      Immigration and Citizenship
    IntroducedApril 9th, 2019
    Quit buying into trump’s hatred and bigotry fairytales. Of What are all of you afraid? Increasing the numbers will speed up reuniting families and make it easier for folks to become citizens and be productive. This country is far from full. We need new citizens to replace our aging generations and bring innovation and diversity to this country. As it is we have both a declining longevity and birth rate. We are unsustainable as a population. More money should be invested in our future and these people are part of that. The more and sooner we welcome them, the better off this country will be.
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    The left says all the illegals pouring in from Latin America are refugees. In the last 30 days we have taken in nearly 336,000 refugees. So NO we are not raising the cap. In fact it should be lowered to zero.
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    How about we take care of our OWN people like veterans, homeless, people living in poverty before we take more people in. Not to mention, there is an influx of border hoppers coming in already. We need to fix our own issues, NOT grant more people entry.
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    I don’t think that is a good idea right now. We’ve got a crisis at our southern border with a huge influx of illegals. Adding more people that we need to be responsible for (which also comes along with the risk of terrorists slipping in increasing instability) seems careless to our own people. Compassion is great as long as it doesn’t come at the expense of our own. We need to get some holes plugged first before opening up more.
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    We should include an upgrade to the process system, more judges and personnel needed to expedite the process. Let’s make America humane again.
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    95000 is the historical average? I wonder where that number came from? Anyway, sure. Less than 2000 people per state per year? Even without even distribution, we can do that, even double or triple that. Plenty of room. Set it at a quarter million to start and we will see.
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    With all due respect to Sen. E. Marky (D-Ma), this is not about changing American values, but rather facing the reality of the situation. No one can criticize the US in their efforts supporting refugees; it has been outstanding. Unfortunately, due to the current extreme influx, both legitimate or not, the US needs to adjust to the circumstances, i.e., ability to process, cost, and assimilation, to mention a few. And let's not forget about our priority, which is to our own people.
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    Having a cap enables the US to allocate resources based on known admissions. It makes sense, although I’m not sure what the cap should be. 95,000 is a starting point, three times the Trump administration’s cap. The U S has a lower per capita rate of immigration than other countries. Rather than having a president screaming “but the caravans” why not have a cap that has bipartisan support and resources allocated to keep people out of cages?
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    We as a country can’t take care of our own homeless population, veterans, single families. Why in the world do we need to increase the cap of immigrants we accept in? All illegal immigration needs to stop, it needs a three step process, to include more personal, a physical barrier, and technology. Legal immigration needs to be halted for a short period, for a least several years. We need to fix our own countries problems before we try fixing the worlds problems.
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    I agree with the GRACE act to set the number of refugees the USA takes at 95,000 or higher. This is in keeping with being s good citizen as a nation. With proper support for refugees and immigrants- it can be very positive for our nation. I urge you to support the GRACE act in the House and it’s companion bill in the Senate.
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    Without proper vetting no, with the democrats on charge it would be a waste of the two faced bastards. By that they are saying no one is above the law not even the president and they are not doing anything about the border or the illegals. It’s time for them to go.
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    If we are footing the bill, then it needs to be set as we have the money to support this . Right now, it should be zero. Claiming to be a refugee is circumventing natural immigration. Usually when one needs refuge, they go to the closest safe country, not half way around the world. We shouldn’t be supporting this.
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    Too many already
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    We have too many ILLEGALS running lose in America right now; we need to get control of our borders & those ILLEGALS before we even think about adding more people! Please stop the insanity now!!!!
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    AKA shooting our selves in the foot. No. I also want to quote this: “No, infact that should bring it closer to 0. The refugees they have chosen are often hostile to Americans and American culture. Many believe in Sharia law and have incompatible customs with our culture such as child marriage, FGM, wife abuse, female subordination, gay slaying, polygamy, revenge rape, honor killings, pedophilia, etc. This is real and cannot be mitigated by kindness and kind hearted policies. They will accept our help and then turn against us. A large number are radicalized. Also, if we are so concerned about saving people then why aren't we accepting the South African farmers who are the subject of racial discrimination and genocide? Why are we not taking many ME Christians and other Christians around the globe that are being slaughtered in their homelands? The world ignores these genocides and does nothing.”
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    We only have a crisis at the southern border because of the Trump Administration’s handling of refugees and asylum seekers. The 94,000 minimum is conservative and consistent with our stated national values. I think it should be higher and would prefer no cap at all. THAT would be true to our ideals as a nation.
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    This bill isn’t about immigration. It’s political, anti-Trump nonsense. Congress (the house specifically) is a disgrace.
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    We need to take care of veterans and the homeless first.
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    No way! This is a shameful and pathetic attempt by the democrat party to do an end run around the constitution. The chief executive, i.e., Donald J. Trump (thank God), is the one with the authority on this issue. This is an attack on our sovereignty by flooding the country with foreign nationals to the detriment of American citizens. Our duty is to our people alone, not the rest of the world. They have no right to come here. They are responsible for their own problems and must fix them on their own. Cut the cap to 5,000 or less!
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    NO WAY SHOULD WE RAISE THE CAP LEVEL..... The Trump administration’s low ceiling for refugee resettlement in FY 2019 reflects and reveals a number of realities: 1). There’s an ongoing, massive influx of asylum applications coming from Central America; 2). There’s security interests needing to be balanced against the desire to help refugees by admitting them into the USA 3). And it’s expensive cost to process the asylum and refugee claims. Lets take care of our citizens FIRST...... Will we see States prohibiting individuals from registering voters for a federal elections, unless the individual provides proof, that they’re a U.S. citizen. Qualifying documentary evidence would include any of the following (either an original or a photocopy): 1) A certified birth certificate issued by a state or local government; 2) A valid U.S. passport; 3) A Consular Report of Birth Abroad issued by the State Dept.; 4) A Naturalization Certificate or Certificate of Citizenship issued by the Dept. of Homeland Security. Only American citizens should be casting votes in federal elections, that’s the law. To ensure some aren’t skirting the rules to vote fraudulently, the federal government should require that states get proof of citizenship from registering voters. SneakyPete..... 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻. 5*11*19.....
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