President Biden will limit the number of refugees allowed into the United States this year to the historically low level set by the Trump administration, reversing an earlier promise to welcome more than 60,000 people fleeing war and persecution into the country.
Here is more from the NYT. I have been stressing for several years now that the Democrats are not going to die on the hill of an ultimately unpopular immigration policy. Here is an earlier Angus, penned before the Afghanistan withdrawal news:
Kids? Still in cages.
Min wage? Still $7.25.
Student debt? Still unforgiven.
Stimmy? 2 trillion from DJT, 2 trillion from JB.
China? Still tariffed.
Gitmo? Still open
median voter theorem STRONG!!!
— Angus “5 million shots a day" Grier (@ez_angus) March 26, 2021
The marketing and associated cultural capital, however, are indeed very different, and you can expect that to continue and possibly intensify.
Update: Biden will budge.