Democrats have vowed to pursue an alternative proposal to allow immigration provisions in their planned multitrillion-dollar party-line social spending bill should they disagree with the ruling from the nonpartisan Senate rules arbiter, and two of them immediately promised to pursue that in a Sunday night statement.

But it’s unclear how new reasoning for immigration provisions with the same ultimate effect could win over the parliamentarian, meaning that the new ruling likely closes the path forward for providing legal status through Democrats-only legislation this Congress.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday evening that Democrats are “deeply disappointed in the decision” but plan to meet with the Senate parliamentarian in the coming days and pursue other options.

“Our economy depends more than ever on immigrants,” Schumer said. “Despite putting their lives on the line during the pandemic and paying their fair share of taxes, they remain locked out of the federal assistance that served as a lifeline for so many families. We will continue fighting to pursue the best path forward to grant them the ability to obtain lawful status.”

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https://www.politico.com/news/2021/09/19/democrats-immigration-reform-spending-bill-512898

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  1. Senate Parliamentarian? Never heard of this before…
    What is this? Lobbyist hatchet man?
    Unelected decision maker in Congress? (Another of many)
    Could be a patsy of sorts, where democrats deep down do not want any immigration reform, but can’t admit this publicly, so blame a “bipartisan senate parlimentarian” for nothing in multi trillion.dollar funding bill to help immigrants out.
    Note how the word multi is used to describe coat of bill, coupd be 2 trillion could be 5 trillion, the 3 trillion difference inconsequential as just printing more paper dollars to fund everything nothing supporting the dollar but a government printing press and unpayable trillions in debt (to who?) And then praying for an economic miracle.
    Close down all US military bases overseas, (900?) Then sell real estate back to countries wherever bases are a good step forward. At least stop paying lease to f not owned outright, this alone I read would erase US debt (again to who?).