As predictable as water is wet, Biden’s original announcement, that he would keep the refugee cap at the Trump level of 15,000, was met with outrage on the left.
And even more predictably, Biden caved in like a straw house in a windstorm:
AXIOS – President Biden will raise the cap on refugees to 62,500 this fiscal year, he announced on Monday.
The move comes after a wave of outrage over his initial decision to keep the Trump-era ceiling of 15,000 admissions in place.
“It is important to take this action today to remove any lingering doubt in the minds of refugees around the world who have suffered so much, and who are anxiously waiting for their new lives to begin.”
The new admissions cap will “expand the United States’ capacity to admit refugees, so that we can reach the goal of 125,000 refugee admissions that I intend to set for the coming fiscal year.”
“The sad truth is that we will not achieve 62,500 admissions this year,” he added. “We are working quickly to undo the damage of the last four years. It will take some time, but that work is already underway.”
This was so predictable that even I called it in my original post: “Don’t be surprised if Biden reverses course again in the face of such outrage. He is a very weak president.”
Weak president indeed. Welcome to the outrage mob president.