A recent poll shows that 82% of Republicans support Donald Trump’s (currently suspended) refugee ban. The depth of this support, particularly among so many who identify as Christian, should not be ignored—it is deeply troubling and highlights why Trump pushed for measures that fly in the face of our highest American ideals. But these numbers are not the full story. There are still conservatives and Republicans who not only support the idea of welcoming refugees, but are doing it in the most tangible way.
America Media has a new video highlighting a Republican man who welcomed a family of refugees from Afghanistan into his home. It is an important reminder that the Republican Party is not monolithic and that there are conservative reasons for welcoming refugees to our country: