Democrats get hopeful sign from parliamentarian on immigration

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Democrats received a hopeful signal from referees of Senate rules Tuesday in their attempt to include provisions for undocumented immigrants in a $1.75 trillion “human” infrastructure bill they expect to undergo a partisan reconciliation process.

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Running news: The Senate lawmaker met with Democratic staffers about immigration provisions and did not rule out his involvement in President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, sources familiar with the meeting told Nerdshala.

  • The provisions in question would allow millions of undocumented immigrants to apply to obtain work permits, travel permits and temporary protection from deportation.
  • Sources said an official decision is expected in the coming weeks, though no date has been set yet.

why it matters: Democrats have promised to advance immigration reform through legislation that also focuses on expanding the social safety net and addressing climate change.

  • His last two proposals were rejected by the Senate MP.
  • Two people familiar with the discussions called the outcome of Tuesday’s meeting a positive sign.
  • The Senate MP did not approve, reject or recommend changes to the proposal – only it was carried along with a formal examination of the budgetary implications that both sides would be able to make their case for MP.

Flashback: The previous two plans, rejected by a Senate lawmaker, offered legal permanent residency.

plan a – A proposal to provide 8 million undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship was rejected at an official “bird bath” to see if it had a budgetary impact and could, therefore, be included in a reconciliation bill.

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alternative plan — a move to update the old immigration registry to provide green cards for certain undocumented immigrants was rejected During another review.

  • The MP later called it a “massive policy change” and not of a budgetary nature.

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