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Senate Parliamentarian Says Dems Cannot Use Spending Bill to Create Pathway to Citizenship

HeadlineSep 20, 2021

The Senate parliamentarian ruled Sunday Democrats cannot create a pathway to citizenship for millions of people as part of their $3.5 trillion spending bill. Democrats were hoping to pass the measure — which could grant citizenship to immigrants with temporary protected status, or TPS, essential workers, farm workers, and those brought to the U.S. as children — by passing the package through reconciliation, without Republican support. Democrats say they will keep fighting for comprehensive immigration reform.

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