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.
Senate Parliamentarian Says Dems Cannot Use Spending Bill to Create Pathway to Citizenship
HeadlineSep 20, 2021