Immigration politics stymie Dems ahead of planned border easing

AP-Eugene Garcia
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The thorny politics of immigration is heating up ahead of the midterms, as moderate Democrats are urging President Biden to keep tough COVID-19 restrictions in place at the country’s borders while House Republicans are pressing those same Democrats to force a vote on legislation to do just that.

The GOP’s procedural gambit, known as a discharge petition, is almost certain to fail.

But it’s highlighting a political vulnerability for Democrats while putting pressure on centrist lawmakers — particularly those facing tough reelection contests in November — to fight harder to block Biden from removing the border protocols known as Title 42, which lawmakers in both parties fear will lead to an unmanageable surge of migration at the Southern border.


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