Thursday, November 30, 2023

Republicans demand border changes in exchange for foreign aid

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A dispute in Congress over immigration has become central to the consideration of a U.S. aid package to Ukraine and Israel.  The Associated Press reports on the latest.  "Congress is scrambling in a few short weeks for a deal that would greatly restrict the asylum and humanitarian parole process used by thousands to temporarily stay in the U.S. while their claims are being processed in the backlogged system. . . . Pushed to the negotiating table by Republicans, the Biden administration is considering the long-shot effort as the price to be paid for the president’s $106 billion year-end request for Ukraine, Israel and national security needs."


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