Trump aides aim to build GOP opposition to Afghan refugees WASHINGTON (AP) — As tens of thousands of Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban arrive in the U.S., a handful of former Trump administration officials are working to turn Republicans against them. The former officials are writing position papers, appearing on conservative television outlets and meeting privately with GOP lawmakers — all in an effort to turn the collapse of Afghanistan into another opportunity to push a hard-line immigration agenda. “It is a collaboration based on mutual conviction,” said Stephen Miller, the architect of President Donald Trump’s most conservative immigration policies and among those engaged on the issue. “My emphasis has been in talking to members of Congress to build support for opposing the Biden administration's overall refugee plans." ... Trump aides aim to build GOP opposition to Afghan refugees (yahoo.com) The sooner the Republicans are free of Trump and trumpism, the better for them and all of America. We don't need more xenophobia among conservatives. The Republican Party sure doesn't need that if it's to be a viable party and its members are govern responsibly and compassionately, and we don't need Republican citizens to be whipped up into another frenzy of xenophobic hatred and fear that can only lead to misery, if not worse, for themselves and the people they're being manipulated into fearing and hating.