America expands refugee quota to 100,000 per year
The quota that allows the arrival of tens of thousands of refugees to the U.S. has been expanded to receive more North Africans and Middle Eastern men, women and children.
The plan to further balkanize the United States, by bringing in even more refugees to a country that is sure to collapse very soon, is clear now that the State Department has confirmed the expansion of the refugee quota. The United States does not have money for war veterans, its social security and healthcare systems are crumbling, yet, it insists in bringing refugees it cannot really host without growing its dependence on debt.
The U.S. does not have jobs for its unemployed and it spends billions on wars abroad, training and equipping terrorists and allies to fight its proxy wars. Its policy of interventionism is solely responsible for the current migration of refugees from Africa and the Middle East into Europe, but the country doesn’t seem ready to stop meddling with the politics and economics of the countries is has helped to destroy.
While the European Union is planning to mandate refugee quotas on its member-states, the U.S. intends to open its borders to even more refugees by 2017.
The United States will accept 15,000 more refugees than previously expected in 2016 and 30,000 more in 2017, according to State Secretary, John Kerry.
The place of the announcement was not accidental: Germany, the preferred destination for tens of thousands of refugees who have come to Europe in recent weeks. The country was leading the European response to the crisis by letting in thousands of refugees a day until the situation became unmanageable and the government decided to close its borders.
The White House said last week that the U.S. plans to accommodate at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in fiscal year 2016, which begins on October 1.
That number will be included within the new ceiling of 85,000 visas for refugees of any country in fiscal year 2016. So far, the ceiling was 70,000. In 2017, the limit will increase to 100,000.
Kerry said Sunday that the U.S. will seek to expand further the ceiling in later years while maintaining a “robust safety” analysis of applicants. His statement about safety is one of the most questionable aspects of the refugee policy, since the U.S. is well-known for not enforcing its existing immigration policies.
The Government may approve new boundaries but depends on Congress for additional funds.
The announcement by the Secretary of State, after meeting in Berlin with his German counterpart, is the most significant of the administration of Barack Obama to the massive influx of refugees to Europe, driven by instability in Syria after four years of a bloody civil war almost totally engineered by the United States and its terrorist groups Al-Nusra Front and ISIS.
The president seeks to find a balance between the voices that call for greater generosity by accepting 100,000 Syrian citizens under the tired excuse that the U.S. has always been a country of immigrants, and those who warn of the risk that among the refugees there certainly are Islamic extremists.
After the attacks of 9/11, the number of refugees in the US fell sharply as a way to harden security checks. However, the U.S. softened its border controls with Mexico and Canada in the last few years. In fact, earlier in 2015 Americans recognized the porosity of their southern border as the U.S. government let in and aided tens of thousands of Latin American refugees.
“The need is enormous, but we are determined to answer the call,” Kerry said. “This step keeps the best American tradition as a land of second chances and a beacon of hope.”
The chief U.S. diplomat did not specify how many Syrian refugees could benefit from extending visas. The U.S. has officially welcomed only about 1,500 Syrians since the conflict began in 2011, a figure much lower than in Europe.
Kerry has said in recent days that the immigration crisis underscores the need to address the chaos in Syria. On Friday, Washington began military talks with Moscow on the situation there and in Iraq. Unfortunately, none of the conditions negotiated include stopping the wars created and fueled by the U.S. despite direct calls by Bashar al-Assad and the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, who have directly accused the U.S. of funding terrorism in the Middle East and northern Africa.
The migrant crisis has gotten worse after the U.S. began bombing Syria and Yemen along with a so-called Arab coalition that ha targeted civilian populations. In Syria alone, some 7 million people have been displaced in its own country and another 4 million have left the country.