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Republicans Turn Against $118 Billion Border & Foreign Aid Bill

HeadlineFeb 07, 2024

In the Senate, a bipartisan $118 billion immigration and foreign aid bill appears to be dead after Republican lawmakers revolted against the very bill they had been pushing for. On Tuesday, President Biden accused Donald Trump of blowing up the plan, which included harsh new border measures, as well as new military aid for Ukraine, Israel and allies in the Pacific.

President Joe Biden: “Now all indications are this bill won’t even move forward to the Senate floor. Why? A simple reason: Donald Trump. Because Donald Trump thinks it’s bad for him politically, therefore, he doesn’t — even though it would help the country, he’s not for it. He’d rather weaponize this issue than actually solve it.”

The ACLU has warned the bipartisan deal would have eviscerated long-standing asylum protections and forced the government to summarily expel people from the southern border without due process.

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