Democrats look to flip the script on border security as Republicans decry ‘political’ stunt

Democrats look to flip the script on border security as Republicans decry ‘political’ stunt


Border security is a topic congressional Democrats once shied away from. Now, they’re embracing the politically charged subject as a winning election-year issue.

Democrats see an opening to score goodwill with voters on a policy that’s top of mind in polls, but that has been a political nightmare for the party due to a surge of illegal southern border crossings under President Joe Biden.

With the GOP dominating immigration among voters, Democrats are looking to be buoyed by a bipartisan border proposal that sank in the Senate earlier this year under the weight of conservative backlash, including from presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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Senate Democrats say Republicans can either work with them to revive the lifeless legislation or be forced to vote it down

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