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Immigration Alternatives Lined Up if Democrats’ ‘Plan B’ Fails

Sept. 28, 2021, 10:01 PM

Democrats are weighing substitute immigration measures that don’t offer permanent residence in a sweeping social spending package if their latest preferred back-up plan falls short.

Senate leaders, strategizing after a Senate rules official last week rejected their initial proposal to offer a broad legalization path for millions of immigrants, are already looking at updating a registry provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act to allow some foreigners in the U.S. to apply for green cards and gain protection from deportation.

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