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How much mass migration is enough for Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., and liberal Republicans who hail from solid red states? Well, they wonâ€™t say exactly how much, but they always want more.
Last week, the Trump administration announced a commonsense policy to lower the refugee cap for fiscal year 2020 to 18,000, given the record border flow this year and the historic backlog of one million people in immigration court, many of whom are claiming asylum. One would think that Republicans can at least unite behind that proposition, yet nine Republicans, led by Sen. James Lankford, joined with a group of Democrats in rebuking the administration for not electing to bring in more refugees this year.
â€œWhile I appreciate the administrationâ€™s focus on curbing illegal immigration and caring for asylum seekers, that doesnâ€™t mean we should continue to reduce the admittance of refugees who are fleeing from persecution in their home countries to support these policies,â€ wrote Lankford in a statement last week.
Well, actually it does, Senator Lankford. You canâ€™t triple- and quadruple-dip on the dime of American taxpayers who shoulder the burdens of the financial cost and social transformation of your open-borders policies. Letâ€™s review the score:https://www.conservativereview.com/news/record-border-surge-sen-lankford-8-republicans-want-refugees/