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Immigration Advocates Deplore House Republicans’ Effort to Tie Ukraine Aid to Severe Border Measures

Immigration rights advocates are pleading with Congress to reject any foreign aid legislation that includes permanent and severe reductions to asylum access for migrants.

The appeal was issued as Senate Republicans seek to make border security issues a key condition of granting President Biden’s emergency request for assistance to Israel, Taiwan and Ukraine.

It would be unconscionable for legislators to trade away asylum protections long cherished in U.S. law, said Katharina Obser, director of the Migrant Rights and Justice program at the Women’s Refugee Commission.