US Senate rejects border bill tied to Ukraine and Israel aid

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“As expected, the bipartisan legislation that includes US immigration reforms and military support for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan has gone down in flames. Months of intense negotiations between Republicans and Democrats were essentially for naught, as there any substantive immigration reform is all but certain to be shelved until next year, despite the continuing surge of migrants at the US-Mexico border. Ukraine aid – which has been a top priority for the Biden administration and some congressional Republicans – is also now in doubt. Originally, tackling the immigration issue was the sweetener to get recalcitrant Republicans on board. With today’s dramatic failure, more military funds for the war-torn nation may have to stand on its own.” (02/07/24)