Border Talks in Focus: Senate Grapples With Immigration Compromise

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Eyes are on the Senate as a bipartisan group tackles the critical issue of immigration. At the heart a plan to address the surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, the proposed compromise focuses on reducing temporary residency permissions for migrants.

The deal’s success hinges on agreeing on federal spending. The GOP views the current use of parole, which lets migrants live and work in the U.S. temporarily, as a loophole encouraging illegal immigration.

Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., the lead GOP negotiator on a border-foreign aid package, speaks with reporters outside the chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024. Any bipartisan border deal could be doomed because of resistance from former President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Democrats, on the other hand, see it as essential for humane treatment of vulnerable groups.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre noted that the president is watching and monitoring the situation.

“As it relates to the president, the president has, tends to have conversations with members of Congress because of his long-term relationships with many of them. I don’t have anything to read out, but I can say that our team here has been in regular contact, daily contact.”

The agreement is crucial, not only for immigration policy but also for unlocking vital aid to Ukraine, currently stalled due to the impasse.


Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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