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Immigration talks collapse, threatening to sink aid to Israel and Ukraine

Immigration talks collapse, threatening to sink aid to Israel and Ukraine
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Tuesday, 05 December, 2023, 11:06

The collapse of Senate immigration negotiations is threatening to derail President Joe Biden's national security package, including aid to Israel and Ukraine, even as the White House makes a renewed push on Capitol Hill.

Republicans have vowed to filibuster Biden’s aid package unless Democrats agree to tighten U.S. asylum and parole laws in immigration proceedings. But bipartisan negotiations on a border policy deal, led by Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., and Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., faltered on Friday amid deep disagreements between the two parties, according to congressional aides with knowledge of the talks.