Democrats Release Update On Border Crisis

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( – Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” argued that he was optimistic that within the next few days, they would be able to reach a border deal. However, he stated that the blame would be on House Republicans if they ultimately failed to have a deal pass the finish line.

Coons pointed out in his interview that President Biden has requested for congressional engagement, and that he was hopeful that they were not close to finalizing a border deal. However, as he pointed out, if the House GOP refused to take it up, or consider it then they would be the ones responsible for another year in which millions of people would suggest crossing into the United States through the southern border only to either be deported or turned away.

These latest remarks come as congressional leaders have been working on an agreement with the top party leader in each chamber.

Last week, Biden and Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) and other congressional leaders met in the White House with national security experts to discuss the situation in Ukraine and the importance of the United States providing aid to the country.

Late last year the White House had put out a proposal which would pair funding for the southern border with aid for Ukraine, Israel, and the Indo-Pacific region. However, Congress has not reached a bipartisan agreement on this issue.

Johnson, who has a very narrow House majority, is facing a lot of pressure to not yield to the demands of the conservatives in his conference, as those border policies would not be likely to pass through the Democrat-controlled Senate.

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