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Friday, December 17, 2021
Democrats' immigration proposal rejected by Senate parliamentarian
Democrats' measures need to comply with series of rules associated with reconciliation
The Wall Street Journal / FOXBusiness
Senate rules found that Democrats’ plan to provide temporary protections for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally can’t be passed as a component of party lawmakers’ roughly $2 trillion education, healthcare and climate package.
The guidance provided by Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough is set to force Democrats to remove the protections from the bill, the third time the party’s immigration proposals have been found to run afoul of the chamber’s rules. The current provisions would have shielded immigrants from deportation for five years and would have provided a five-year renewable work authorization, available to any immigrant who arrived in the country before 2011.
All of the measures Democrats hope to advance in the wide-ranging $2 trillion package must comply with a series of rules associated with reconciliation, the process Democrats are using to advance the legislation and skirt a filibuster in the Senate.
Biden Tells Another Giant Lie About the Severity of Omicron
Katie Pavlich / Townhall Tipsheet
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