'Internet Rumors' Proven True: Border Bill to Allow 8,500 Migrants per Day - EVOL

Sometimes you can believe what you read on the internet.

The authors of the border bill repeatedly assured Americans that their bill would not permit 5,000 migrants or more per day, attributing those claims as “internet rumors” and “absolutely absurd.”

“Right now, there’s Internet rumors,” Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) told Fox News Sunday on January 28 when speaking about the claim. “It’s all that people are running.”

“It would be absolutely absurd for me to agree to 5,000 people a day,” he said.

Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) speaks with reporters after meeting with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) at the U.S. Capitol January 16, 2024, in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Those internet rumors appear to possess more truth than Lankford. The numbers allowed per day are even worse than in the leaked details of the bill.

The bill would allow up to 8,500 migrants to cross the border in a single day without triggering the declaration of an emergency.

Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) went as far as claiming Russian disinformation was behind these “rumors.”

“I suspect that a lot of the internet rumors are very well coming from overseas, where they would love to see this shut down

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