The issue of immigration reform is having a huge impact on foreign policy in the U.S., specifically funding for Ukraine and Israel. Republicans are trying to force Democrats to agree to stricter immigration rules as a condition to approve foreign aid packages.
Meanwhile, the number of migrants showing up at the border between Mexico and the United States is rising to record numbers.
Joining the discussion:
- Laura Carlsen is Director of the Americas Program.
- Mark Krikorian is Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies.
- Rafael Bernal is a staff writer for The Hill.
- Allen Orr is Former President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Biden, Congress considering these immigration changes in exchange for providing war aid https://t.co/O4wXgdKmnL
— FOX 5 NY (@fox5ny) December 10, 2023
An emergency spending bill to provide billions of dollars in new security assistance for Ukraine and Israel was blocked in the US Senate as Republicans pressed their demands for tougher measures to control immigration at the US border with Mexico https://t.co/YQ3uJ7F0dK
— Reuters (@Reuters) December 7, 2023