Excerpt By: Carolina Journal. Written By: Dan Way.
A leading critic of President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order limiting refugee resettlements into the United States says not only is the annual ceiling of 50,000 refugees too low, but also that the government should not set it.
If the inflow of refugees were regulated by family members, individuals, organizations, and churches sponsoring refugees — the way most of the nation’s immigration system works — the number would be capped naturally by marketplace demand, says David Bier, immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute. To the extent a refugee crisis exists, sponsors would come forward to provide support for those whose lives are endangered by religious or ethnic persecution or live in war-torn regions, he said.