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Key Democrat Opposes Green Card Fix Without Broader Measure (1)

Sept. 29, 2021, 8:14 PMUpdated: Sept. 29, 2021, 9:18 PM

A key Democratic senator says he won’t support efforts to streamline legal immigration unless lawmakers also pursue a pathway to citizenship for undocumented individuals.

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) staked out that position Wednesday after the Senate parliamentarian rejected Democrats’ latest effort to include broad immigration measures in a sweeping tax and social spending package. Democrats want legal status for millions of essential workers and people who were brought to the U.S. as children.

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