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Biden hopes for resolution on Mexico border issue next week

Biden hopes for resolution on Mexico border issue next week U.S. President Joe Biden (photo: Getty Images)

President Joe Biden hopes that an agreement on America's border with Mexico will be developed in the Senate next week, according to Reuters.

According to him, this requires significant policy changes.

"I think next week we're going to be able to work out something, at least in the Senate, and I'm hopeful that it's going to be a bipartisan package. Now the question is for the speaker and House Republicans, are they ready to act as well?" he told an audience of mayors gathered at the White House.

In the U.S. House of Representatives, where Republicans have a slim majority, some conservatives have threatened to oust Speaker Mike Johnson if he attempts to pass a border security deal as part of the Ukraine aid package.

On Friday, Biden acknowledged the need for changes in immigration policy.

"I believe we need significant policy changes at the border, including changes in our asylum system," he said.

Issues with the U.S.-Mexico border

One of the main challenges is the increasing number of undocumented migrants crossing the border from Mexico to the United States. This is attributed to various factors, including poverty, violence, and persecution in Central American and Mexican countries.

Biden proposed allocating $106 billion in aid to Ukraine and Israel to Congress, but Senate Republicans demanded changes to the bill to include more robust proposals for securing the border with Mexico.

It was previously revealed that the consideration of aid to Ukraine in the U.S. may only happen after addressing the crisis at the Mexican border.