The Hill: Senate Parliamentarian Nixes Democrats’ Immigration Plan

 

Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough on Sunday ruled against Democrats’ plan to provide 8 million greencards as part of their $3.5 trillion spending bill, dealing a significant blow to Democrats’ immigration reform chances.

MacDonough’s guidance, a copy of which was obtained by The Hill, all but closes the door to Democrats using the spending bill to provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants.

MacDonough, in her guidance, warned that the Democratic plan doesn’t meet the strict rules on what can be in the spending bill, calling the plan “by any standard a broad, new immigration policy.”

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