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Border Supplemental Floated as Democrats Fracture on Immigration

May 17, 2022, 11:34 PM

Senate Democrats are weighing a push for supplemental border security funding, a move that could alleviate concerns within the caucus and defuse a potentially divisive vote attached to a Covid-19 aid package.

Democrats are divided on plans to end Title 42, which has allowed US officials to quickly expel migrants at the border since 2020. Republicans and several Democrats want to force a vote on an amendment to keep Title 42 in place while Covid-19 public health emergencies are still in effect.

An alternative amendment, such as the prospective border supplemental, could give moderate Democrats a chance to show they’re ...