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Chances of U.S. approving aid to Ukraine increasing, says Bloomberg

Chances of U.S. approving aid to Ukraine increasing, says Bloomberg The chances of U.S. providing assistance to Ukraine have increased (Photo: Getty Images)

President Joe Biden has proposed changes to the U.S. border policy that enhance the prospects of a bipartisan agreement on aid to Ukraine, writes Bloomberg.

"Republicans met behind closed doors to evaluate the verbal offer, which emerged after Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas met with senators for nearly two hours Tuesday evening," the article said.

Republican Senator Thom Tillis stated that this proposal would grant the president expanded powers for the deportation of migrants as soon as a certain number of undocumented migrants cross the border. However, conservative Republicans have expressed dissatisfaction with this proposal.

Ohio Republican James David Vens said that when the White House intervened, the issue became somewhat clearer. However, according to him, a final deal wouldn't be ready "anytime soon."

Details of the Migrant Policy The Biden and Trump administrations utilized a similar migrant expulsion policy known as Title 42, based on public health considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, immigrant rights advocates argue that such a policy would deprive vulnerable migrants of the right to seek asylum in the United States.

Leading Republican Senator James Lankford stated that there is nothing concrete on paper from the White House yet.

Senator Thom Tillis and leading Democratic Senator Chris Murphy asserted that Congress should continue the session until an agreement is reached.

U.S. assistance

As a reminder, the U.S. is running out of funds allocated for military assistance to Ukraine. In light of this, President Joe Biden has requested over $100 billion from Congress, including over $60 billion for Ukraine.

Currently, there are disagreements in Congress over this package, as Republicans demand the inclusion of proposals to strengthen border security.

Yesterday, U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan stated that the U.S. refusing to continue financial support to Ukraine would weaken its ability to defend itself against Russian aggression.

President Joe Biden urged Congress not to give Russian dictator Vladimir Putin a "gift" and to approve assistance to Ukraine before Congress goes on recess.