Could an immigration deal tear Democrats apart?

President Biden looks for a deal that ties migration to Ukraine aid. His party is conflicted.

Joe Biden hitting a piñata
"More and more Democrats have grown uncomfortable with the border and asylum situation in the Biden years"
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The Senate isn't going home for the holidays quite yet. The New York Times reported that the upper chamber will stay in session next week, in hopes of passing a bill that tightens border security in exchange for Republican support for military aid to Ukraine. The proposed deal would expand detention of migrants at the border and include "expedited removal" of newcomers seeking asylum.

But the proposal is pitting Democrats against each other.

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