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).