The four leading 2020 Democrats have demanded more refugee resettlement in American communities, but their own home towns have taken little-to-no refugees over the last decade.
Former Vice President Joe Biden of Delaware, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg have each vowed to massively increase the flow of refugees from abroad into the United States if elected.
Their homes in each of their states, where they have residences, have largely passed the burden of refugee resettlement onto neighboring states and communities.
For example, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware — where Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, have a vacation home — has resettled zero refugees between 2009 and 2019. Delaware, in fact, has resettled only 82 refugees since 2009, a figure that makes it one of the least likely states in the nation to resettle refugees.