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Immigration Discourse in Washington Swings Towards Conservative Perspectives

Shift to the Right: Immigration Debates in Washington Take Conservative Turn

A decade ago, Capitol Hill buzzed with urgency to revamp the U.S. immigration system, but the momentum has since shifted rightward. The focus is now on measures to tighten asylum laws and limit a president’s powers to protect specific migrant groups, reflecting Republicans’ perception of political advantage. The ongoing struggle to strike an immigration deal has broader implications, with Republicans linking tougher border measures to aid for Ukraine, risking U.S. military assistance. Democrats are accused of ceding ground to Republicans on immigration, creating a deadlock that impacts critical national issues beyond the southern border.

Source: AP NEWS