Once again, Texas received the most refugees in FY 2019 of any state. #PaintTexasBlue— Daniel Horowitz (@RMConservative) October 3, 2019
Ann Corcoran of Refugee Resettlement Watch observes that the charge is being led by Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma.
“Sen. James Lankford on Friday came out against the Trump administration’s plan to reduce the number of refugees allowed into the United States.
“I’m disappointed to see that the administration has once again decided to decrease the number of refugees we allow into our country,” Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, said.
“Over the last few months, the Department of Homeland Security implemented multiple policies that have resulted in a decrease in migrants at the U.S. southern border.
“While I appreciate the administration’s focus on curbing illegal immigration and caring for asylum seekers, that doesn’t mean we should continue to reduce the admittance of refugees who are fleeing from persecution in their home countries to support these policies.”
More social disintegration please!
The letter is also signed by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Missouri), Sen. Michael Rounds (R-South Dakota), Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida).
Note: In the Republican Senate, Alexander, Blunt, Collins, Lee, Murkowski, Moran, Paul, Portman, Romney, Toomey and Wicker recently revolted to vote against Trump’s national emergency to fund the border wall.