The confrontation suddenly intensified between the American president joe biden AndRepublicans Regarding the difficult negotiations in Congress regarding Ukraine and immigration, in an additional indication of the intensification of the election campaign.
Under pressure from the right, the issues of aid to Ukraine and the migration crisis are being negotiated within one draft law, which jeopardizes the supply of weapons and basic equipment to the Ukrainian army as talks on migration policy falter.
Biden called on conservatives in Congress not to obstruct a bill on immigration over which negotiations between the two parties had made progress in recent days in the Senate, stressing that it would constitute – if approved – “the strictest and fairest reform package ever to secure the border.”
He added in a statement, “This will give me, as president, new emergency authority to close the borders when they become overcrowded,” and said: “If I am given this authority, I will use it on the same day I sign the bill to take effect.”
Biden continued: “If you are serious about the border crisis, pass a bipartisan bill and I will sign it.”
Biden (81 years old) issued his statement in response to Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Johnson, who warned yesterday, Friday, that any text about new funding for military aid to Ukraine and to enhance security on the border with Mexico, which is witnessing a record influx of migrants; He would be “dead in the cradle.”
This escalation in tone is taking place at a time when the former president is practicing Donald Trump (77 years old), the most prominent candidate to represent the Republican Party in the race for the White House, put pressure on his party’s representatives to obstruct his Democratic opponent’s demands regarding the budget.
Johnson confirmed in a letter to American representatives, saying, “If the rumors about the content of the bill (currently under negotiation in the Senate) are true, it will be dead in the cradle even before it reaches the House of Representatives.”
This message is an additional negative indicator of the expected outcome of the complex negotiations taking place in Congress, which is divided between a Senate with a Democratic majority and a House of Representatives controlled by Republicans.
The US President is demanding a vote on an additional budget worth approximately $100 billion to meet urgent needs, the most important of which is securing supplies to Ukraine and assistance to Israel.
The negotiations became more complex with the acceleration of the presidential election campaign scheduled for November, in which the confrontation between Biden and Trump is expected to be repeated.
The former Republican president made immigration one of the main issues of his attack on his opponent.
After it seemed possible to reach a settlement in the Senate, this hope suddenly dissipated, and the American press saw this in the hand of Trump, who maintains great control over his party.
Tensions are also escalating between the federal government and Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who extended barbed wire on the border with Mexico, challenging Washington's authority in terms of border security. Abbott received great support from Trump and a number of Republicans.
The last package of US military aid to Ukraine dates back to late December, and the White House has repeatedly warned that it will be the last aid unless an agreement is reached on an additional budget.