‘Internet Rumors’ About The Shocking Border Bill Proven True

The details of the shocking “bipartisan” Senate border bill are continuing to trickle out, prompting Democrats and RINOs to desperately defend the measure and dismiss so-called “internet rumors” — but these rumors have now been proven to be true.

The authors of the bill have repeatedly insisted that it would not permit 5,000 illegal aliens to enter the United States per day — declaring the claims to be “internet rumors” and “absolutely absurd.”

One such author is Sen. James Lankford (R-OK), who has been denounced by many conservatives over his role in creating the legislation — including by the Oklahoma Republican Party, which has already cut “all support” for Lankford over his support for the bill.

Despite facing backlash for the bill, Lankford appeared on Fox News Sunday on January 28 to continue to push the legislation, where he lied to the American people about its contents.

“Right now, there’s Internet rumors,” he said. “It’s all that people are running.”
“It would be absolutely absurd for me to agree to 5,000 people a day,” Lankford added.
“This is not — this is not someone standing at the border with a little clicker and saying, I’m going to let one more in, we’re at 4,999, and then it has to stop. It is a shutdown of the border and everyone actually gets turned around,” Lankford falsely claimed.

The Oklahoma senator’s desperate defense of the bill was quickly dismantled on social media, with commentators and conservative outlets reporting that it would allow up to 5,000 illegal aliens to enter the U.S. per day before the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is able to impose border controls. The legislation would also expand legal immigration by 50,000 green cards per year and provide illegal aliens with expedited work permits to take American jobs.

However, it has since been revealed that the bill is even worse than originally reported, as it was discovered that the deal would allow up to 8,500 illegal aliens to cross the southern border per day without triggering an emergency declaration.

According to the text of the bill, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas “shall activate the border emergency authority if during a period of seven consecutive calendar days, there is an average of 5,000 or more aliens who are encountered each day; or on any 1 calendar day, a combined total of 8,500 or more aliens are encountered.”

The bill also ties supposed border security to more funding for the Ukraine war, which prompted pro-war Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD) to push the false claim that the “internet rumors” about the bill were Russian disinformation.

“I suspect that a lot of the internet rumors are very well coming from overseas, where they would love to see this shut down because some people would rather not see funding for Ukraine,” he told Politico.

Meanwhile, conservatives and other border security advocates have described the bill as a “betrayal” of the American people, with commentator Tim Pool even going so far as to call the measure “shockingly psychotic.”