Latinx Files: The border deal is dead. What’s next?

(Martina Ibáñez-Baldor / De Los; Photos by Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times; AP; Getty ) Senate Republicans, with the help of some Democrats, blocked a bipartisan deal Wednesday that paired aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan with tougher immigration restrictions. For months, GOP leadership has been adamant that they would not vote in favor of any foreign military aid to U.S. allies without legislation that addressed the so-called crisis at the border. President Biden, who has made Ukraine a cornerstone of his foreign policy, acquiesced and backed a bill negotiated by a small group of senators from both sides of the aisle that would make it harder for migrants to be granted asylum, would facilitate expulsions and would curb presidential discretion on parole. The proposed legislation notably did not include any provisions that would grant a pathway to citizenship for farmworkers and DACA recipients, a departure from past […]

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