Sen­ate stum­bles into new bor­der secu­ri­ty stale­mate hold­ing up Israel and Ukraine aid

As law­mak­ers race to strike a deal before the end of the year that could unlock bil­lions of dol­lars in aid to Ukraine, Israel and Tai­wan, they are strug­gling to find con­sen­sus on U.S. bor­der and immi­gra­tion poli­cies, a crit­i­cal piece of the bill in order to gain Repub­li­can sup­port in both cham­bers.
Sen­ate Repub­li­cans want to see a crack­down on asy­lum at the U.S.-Mexico bor­der in exchange for their sup­port for Pres­i­dent Joe Biden’s request for $106 bil­lion that includes the emer­gency fund­ing for Israel, Ukraine, and Tai­wan as well as fund­ing to strength­en the U.S.’s immi­gra­tion sys­tem. The White House’s sup­ple­men­tal request also includes $14 bil­lion for bor­der secu­ri­ty.
FEDERAL COURT TO WEIGH AMTRAK BID TO TAKE DC’S UNION STATION IN EMINENT DOMAIN CASE
Sens. Thom Tillis (R‑NC), James Lank­ford (R‑OK), Chris Mur­phy (D‑CT), Michael Ben­net (D‑CO), Lind­sey Gra­ham (R‑SC.) and Kyrsten Sine­ma (I‑AZ) have been lead­ing the lat­est round of bor­der talks.
A key stick­ing point appears to be sur­round­ing the GOP’s push to curb the use of human­i­tar­i­an pa …