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U.S. Senate hopes Republicans will support border deal in coming days - CNN

U.S. Senate hopes Republicans will support border deal in coming days - CNN Photo: U.S. border deal to be reached in coming days, Senate hopes (Getty Images)

Republicans in the Senate may soon support a border deal despite pressure from former President Donald Trump, says Democratic Senator Chris Murphy.

"I am hopeful that we will still have enough Republicans in the Senate who want to fix the problem at the border rather than just do Donald Trump's bidding, but we will see over the next 24 to 48 hours whether that's true," stated Murphy.

According to him, there is already a bipartisan agreement, and its text is currently being finalized. The senator also acknowledged that some Republicans may want to keep the border "chaotic" for political reasons, but expressed confidence in reaching an agreement in the coming days.

"I do have confidence that enough Republicans in the Senate are going to join us to pass this bipartisan legislation potentially, as early as the next week or two. And we can show that Washington can still stand up and work on these big problems, even if Donald Trump is rooting for chaos," he added.

It is noted that Murphy is one of the leading participants in the negotiations, actively advocating for a bipartisan border deal that would provide additional funding for Ukraine if approved by Congress.

What preceded

Questions about strengthening the southern border of the United States have been increasingly discussed in the US Congress in recent months. In particular, Republicans have demanded changes to legislation to include more radical proposals for protecting the border with Mexico. In exchange, they promised to support aid for Ukraine and Israel.

According to The Wall Street Journal, U.S. President Joe Biden agreed to strengthen immigration policies to avoid criticism and to provide assistance to Ukraine.

It was also reported that against the backdrop of discussions about closing the border with Mexico, Trump tried to pressure Republicans not to support aid to Ukraine, as it supposedly could boost Biden's ratings.

Meanwhile, in Texas, they began installing a fence on the border with Mexico. Texas Governor Greg Abbott stated that he is ready to go against the federal government regarding the protection of the southern border of the United States from the influx of migrants.