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Inside the Border talks could determine the fate of the aid.

PoliticsInside the Border talks could determine the fate of the aid.

Democrats and President Biden are considering Republican demands for deeply restrictive immigration policies in exchange for billions of dollars in aid for Ukraine, a move that would damage America's obligations to welcome desperate migrants fleeing war and oppression. Mr. Biden is willing to make compromises on border security to appease Republicans, who will not support any more aid for Ukraine without a new immigration law. Republicans blocked a $111 billion emergency spending bill that included $50 billion in security assistance to Ukraine and made a counteroffer that amounted to a Trump-era wish list for the border. Mr. Biden accused Republicans of holding military aid to Ukraine hostage in exchange for a partisan agenda on the border.

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