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U.S. Bipartisan Border Plan Under Editing for 2025

Greg Bulla
Mexican border in Campo, California.| Photo by Gred Bulla on Unsplash.

Senate negotiators released a bipartisan border security deal regarding the discouragement of migrants attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico Border on Feb. 4 and it was ended just three days after its mention in the media. 

The agreement is to help curb the influx of immigrants crossing the border, deterring future migrants. The $118 billion deal included funding for Ukraine and the Indo-Pacific. 

If this bill reaches the House, it will be dead on arrival,” U.S. Congressman Mike Johnson said in a statement on Facebook.

He was correct, the bill was declined almost immediately. The goal of the deal was to further ensure the safety of Americans and immigrants alike. It attempted to make the application process and confirm who qualifies faster and more efficient while also removing those who did not qualify to enter the U.S.

This would include allowing the president to halt the movement of American borders. This would allow the border to adjust to the influx accordingly, potentially decreasing the number of illegal immigrants into America, an issue the U.S. has been trying to solve for decades. However, because of its declined consideration, a 2025 border plan has been drafted and is taking this bill’s main points and using them as an outline for the new plan. The new draft will be solidified after the upcoming 2024 election, so voters should keep this in mind when voting because it may decide the fate of this new plan.

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