Senate Parliamentarian Deals A Blow To Democrats’ Plans To Include Immigration In $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Package

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A ruling from the Senate Parliamentarian Sunday will make it more difficult for Democrats to address what they call America’s “broken” immigration system.

Democrats asked the Parliamentarian if they could include immigration reform as part of the $3.5 trillion-dollar reconciliation package.

But Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough ruled that would be too much of an enduring policy change for the reconciliation process.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says he is deeply disappointed by the decision, but vows to continue the fight for legal status for migrants.

Democrats say they can pursue other strategies in budget reconciliation and are hopeful they can still bring about meaningful change.