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Six must-know immigration news stories

While immigration has been pushed off the front page by the war in the Middle East, the issue remains a hot-button one, especially as it relates to the broader national security funding package requested by President Joe Biden that includes aid to Israel, Ukraine, and border security. 

Here are six major headlines you should know.

1: Bipartisan deal?

A bipartisan Senate group, including Senators Michael Bennet, James Lankford, Chris Murphy, Kyrsten Sinema, and Thom Tillis, is working on a compromise deal to reform asylum policies and address the surge in migrant crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border. The proposed compromise would be part of a broader national security funding package, including aid to Israel and Ukraine. The bipartisan talks aim to find common ground on issues like processing migrants, addressing border security concerns, and implementing asylum changes. The negotiations come amid heightened concerns about the porous border and the flood of migrants into many U.S. cities, including New York.

2: TPS for Palestinians

Senator Dick Durbin (D-Il.) is spearheading an effort urging President Biden to grant temporary legal status to Palestinians living in the United States due to the ongoing violence in the Israel-Hamas war.
In a letter to Biden, Durbin asked the president to designate the Palestinian territories for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and to authorize Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), for Palestinians living in the U.S., arguing that they should not be forced to return to Gaza in light of the escalating conflict.