Democrats Offer ‘Plan B’ Immigration Overhaul for Economic Plan

Sept. 28, 2021, 5:06 PM

Senate Democrats are trying a second time to provide millions of undocumented immigrants a chance to gain legal status as part of the package of legislation encompassing much of President Joe Biden’s economic agenda, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin said.

Democrats have sent the Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough an alternative immigration plan after she recently blocked them from including a proposal to provide 8 million undocumented immigrants -- including young “Dreamers” and migrant workers -- a path to legal status and eventual citizenship.

The new approach centers on an existing immigration registry that is outdated but has been used ...

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