Back in October when Republicans began to talk about tying funding for border security with funding for Ukraine, the White House dismissed the idea.
Today, in order to get his funding bill for Ukraine passed in Congress, Joe Biden is going to have to bite down hard and accept the prospect of limits on the U.S. accepting asylum claims.
“I’ve made it clear that we need Congress to make changes to fix what is a broken immigration system, because we know, we all know it’s broken, and I’m willing to do significantly more,” Biden said in remarks at the White House. “But in terms of changes of policy and to provide resources we need at the border, I’m willing to change policy as well.”
That’s a long way from refusing to even talk about border security in the same breath as Ukraine aid.
“Republicans think they can get everything they want without any bipartisan compromise. That’s not the answer. And now they’re willing to literally kneecap Ukraine on the battlefield and damage our national security in the process,” Biden said.
“I am willing to make significant compromises on the border,” he added. “We need to fix the broken border system. It is broken. And…
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