The Impact of Biden’s Border Policies on Christian Refugees Fleeing Persecution

The Biden administration’s border policies have been a subject of intense debate. While the administration insists the southern border is closed, the reality on the ground tells a different story.

Millions of undocumented immigrants continue to flood into the country, raising questions about the effectiveness of the current border security measures. However, one group that has been significantly affected by these policies is persecuted Christians seeking refuge in the United States.

Under the Biden administration, the resettlement of Christians fleeing persecution worldwide has seen a drastic reduction. Compared to 2016, the resettlement rate has dropped by a staggering 70%.

This decline is alarming, considering that the U.S. has traditionally been a safe haven for those persecuted for their faith.

Reports indicate that in 2022, the U.S. government resettled barely one-third of the number of Christian refugees who were granted asylum in 2016. The actual numbers are even more disheartening.

In 2022, only 9,528 Christians were resettled, down from 32,248 in 2016. This decrease is particularly noticeable among Christians fleeing from countries where they face severe persecution, such as Eritrea, Iran, Myanmar/Burma, and Iraq.

In April 2021, shortly after President Biden took office, his appointees set the refugee resettlement ceiling at a historic low of 15,000 for the year.

This figure was criticized for failing to reflect the unprecedented numbers of individuals worldwide forcibly displaced due to conflict or persecution, including religious persecution.

Despite later adjustments to the resettlement limit, the U.S. failed to reach even the initial ceiling of 15,000 by the end of the year.

This is a stark contrast to the average annual resettlement of about 81,000 before 2017. Furthermore, recent changes in U.S. policy made it more difficult for those seeking asylum to gain entry unless they arrive at a lawful port of entry.

The plight of persecuted Christians worldwide is dire. More than 360 million Christians face high levels of persecution and discrimination for their faith.

When these individuals decide that it is no longer safe to remain in their home countries, they often look to the U.S. as a potential safe haven. However, recent shifts in U.S. policy suggest America may no longer be the refuge it once was for displaced persons.

The current administration’s border policies have had a significant impact on persecuted Christians seeking refuge in the U.S. The drastic reduction in resettlement rates and the tightening of asylum rules have left many of these individuals in limbo, uncertain of their future.

As a nation that prides itself on its commitment to religious freedom, it is crucial that we reevaluate these policies and reaffirm our commitment to providing a safe haven for those fleeing religious persecution.

This article appeared in TheDailyBeat and has been published here with permission.

What do you think?

Written by Western Reader

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings

Gaza Hospital Tragedy Serves as a Harsh Reminder of War’s Intricacies

New Mexico Governor Announces Ambitious Plan: Transitioning All State Vehicles to Electric by 2035