Despite the xenophobia displayed by some people, I believe Americans as a whole are a welcoming, charitable people, willing to lend a helping hand where we can. This program will give those Americans an opportunity to help while not costing the more self-serving among us a dime.
“Under the pilot program, which will be called the Welcome Corps, groups of at least five people will be expected to raise a minimum of $2,275 per refugee assigned to them by the government, one of the people said. The sponsor groups will also be required to pass background checks and create a support plan.”
I’d also like to point out that people from all over the world come to America seeking a better life. They come in such numbers, we sometimes have trouble accommodating them all. No one is going to Russia in search of a better life. The only way Russia can claim new citizens is by invading their countries. We aren’t doing everything right, but we’re doing a damn sight better than Russia… and the whole world knows it.