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With Mounting Global Humanitarian Needs, It’s Past Time to Refocus Budget Negotiations 

A good-faith approach to address rising asylum claims is possible – but it will not be achieved by legislative hostage-taking amid a charged political atmosphere. And the contours of the current deal under negotiation are just bad policy: further restricting access to asylum, expelling more people at the border, and curtailing the use of humanitarian parole authority would evade the responsibility to protect, increase insecurity at the border, and drive-up unauthorized crossings.