Oklahoma Senator Lankford Leads Bipartisan Push to Increase Refugee Admissions

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Senators Lankford and Rubio: Two of nine Republicans pressing Trump to “increase” number of refugees to be admitted to the US. 18 Senators in total signed the letter.

Responding to the fear that the Trump Administration might really cut the number of refugees to be admitted to the US in FY2020 (which begins on October 1, 2019) to zero, Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and Chris Coons (D-DE) spear-headed a letter to the Secretary of State saying they want the President to “increase” the number of refugees to be admitted.

However, they aren’t willing to say what that number should be! I suspect that is because once a number was discussed their ‘bipartisan’ effort threatened to fall apart.

We assume they want more than the 30,000, the number the President set as the ceiling for the present year.

The resettlement contractors want 95,000!

Note the usual Leftwing Open Borders Dems are joined by nine Republicans.

See if your Senator is among them.

This is Lankford’s press release yesterday:

Senators Lankford, Coons Lead Letter on Concerns to Eliminate Refugee Cap

 

 

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Chris Coons (D-DE) led a bipartisan letter with Senators John Thune (R-SD), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Tina Smith (D-MN), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Thomas R. Carper (D-DE), Rob Portman (R-OH), Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Ed Markey (D-MA) to the administration to express concern about reports of a proposed elimination of refugee resettlements for FY2020.

The Senators wrote, “While some Members of Congress have already expressed their displeasure with the FY2019 resettlement cap, and the lower-than-normal admittance numbers for FY2017 and FY2018, eliminating refugee admittance altogether is even more alarming. At a time when we are facing the ‘highest levels of displacement on record,’ according to the United Nations Refugee Agency, we urge you to increase the refugee resettlement cap and to admit as many refugees as possible within that cap.

America has a responsibility to promote compassion and democracy around the world through assistance to vulnerable and displaced people.”

Continue reading here.  There is a link to the letter there as well.

See that the Catholic News Agency is on the story. Of course!

I don’t need to tell you what to do, right!  If your Senator is one of the Republicans in this gang of nine, let him or her know what you think!

Some of the Rs on this list might think this is a freebie for them, make sure they know you are watching!

4 thoughts on “Oklahoma Senator Lankford Leads Bipartisan Push to Increase Refugee Admissions

  1. I lived in Oklahoma for 13 years….Senator Lankford is a closet Dim who answers only to the US Chamber of Commerce and the Business Round Table….they need workers and they don’t care who they are and the impact on the communities.
    And we all know who Marco answers to…and it’s not the American people. He and Nikki Haley (yes, the Haley who took down the Confederate Flag in South Carolina…wiping out history)
    Haley and Rubio were part of the Never Trumpers trying to stop President Trump from being elected. I was shocked when Trump put her in the UN. I guess it was one those things where keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
    Lankford will bring in all of these foreigners and by the time the communities are destroyed , he’ll be collecting retirement and moved somewhere else.
    Don’t we have enough evidence of the negative impact on our communities when these third world country “invaders” are brought in? Violence, third world diseases, and other unspeakable horrors?
    Don’t let Langford and Rubio destroy your state in Oklahoma.

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