People for the American Way teamed up with The Lincoln Project to make this video called “Cruel“. There’s also a Spanish-language version:
Immigration policy is the most straightforwardly cruel thing the Trump admin has done; but COVID failures, environmental rollbacks and destruction, and benefits cuts (attempts — and some successes — cutting medical care, food stamps, other programs for the poor) are also awful. Give me a few minutes I could no doubt double or triple the list.
Can you name a single Cabinet department that has not been engaging in awful policies? I can’t.
Here’s what I found: “Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions
for Fiscal Year 2021:
The admission of up to 15,000 refugees to the United States during FY 2021 is justified by humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national interest. This refugee admissions ceiling incorporates more than 6,000 unused places from the FY 2020 refugee admissions ceiling that might have been used if not for the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, after consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Attorney General, and upon notification to the appropriate committees of the Congress, you are further authorized to transfer unused admissions from a particular allocation above to one or more other allocations, if there is a need for greater admissions for the allocation to which the admissions will be transferred.”