Senate Republicans Unveil Border Security Demands for Ukraine Funding

Tue Nov 7, 2023 AT 9:54 AM EST

Senate Republicans, led by Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and James Lankford of Oklahoma, on Monday unveiled a list of immigration reforms they will demand be attached to any foreign aid package funding the war in Ukraine, signaling a difficult negotiation with Democrats in the next few weeks. 

“President [Joe] Biden’s immigration policies have put American workers last and exposed our communities to crime and terrorism. This border package will cut off the flow of illegal migration, prioritize legitimate claims to entry, and restore order,” Cotton said in a statement attached to the multi-point proposal.   

Republicans want the Department of Homeland Security to resume construction of the southwestern border wall, beef up pay for Border Patrol agents, reform the nation’s asylum laws, crack down on humanitarian parole of illegal migrants, and deny asylum to migrants who cross through safe third countries before coming to the United States. Read Full Story

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