(PoliticalLookout.com)- According to a report by the Associated Press, President Donald Trump just informed Congress that his administration plans to dramatically reduce the number of refugees admitted into the United States by some 3,000 for 2021. The move would bring down the total influx of refugees into the United States to 15,000, which would be the lowest cap on record.
President Donald Trump set the record for the year 2020, lowering the refugee cap to 18,000 for the year.
According to the Associated Press, while the cap remained at 18,000, the coronavirus pandemic meant that the United States only admitted some 10,800 refugees this year. It comes as the president shut down much of the country’s visa processing for immigrants, except for family visa applicants.
A State Department official told the press that the COVID-19 pandemic will have a significant impact on the arrival of more refugees from countries with resettlement programs.
“Refugees are subject to the same COVID-19 travel restrictions as other travelers to the United States,” the official said. “The Department of State has no higher priority than the welfare and safety of U.S. citizens.”
During a rally on Wednesday night in Minnesota, President Donald Trump said that Joe Biden would increase the number of refugees admitted into the United States if he won the November presidential election.
“Another massive issue for Minnesota is the election of Joe Biden’s plan to inundate your state with a historic flood of refugees,” the president said. “Congratulations, Minnesota. Congratulations…no.”
During the event, President Donald Trump also referenced that the border wall in construction is being paid for by Mexico.
Far-left Vox journalist Aaron Rupar commented on the claims, stating that it is a “lie.” The truth, however, is that Mexico is paying for the construction of the wall with a tax on imports from Mexico.
“Mexico is paying for it. You do know that, right? They keep saying — t is going to be a border charge at the border.” — this is a lie. Mexico is not paying for Trump’s border wall. pic.twitter.com/9sw1SRGEM8
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 1, 2020
If the slash in refugee admission goes ahead…cue Democrat meltdown.