Americans can sponsor refugees directly under program launching this week
This was long overdue!
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. (Reuters)
They should remove the cap of 125,000 annually though. If people are willing to sponsor someone & be responsible for the legal costs then there should not be limit of the number of people brought over (provided they pass the needed background checks of course).