However, the Republicans argued that the proposal was of no use to the settlement bill.
Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell, head of the Republican Party, said: “It was inappropriate, and I’m glad it failed.”
Many immigrant activists refused to accept the defeat.
“It’s an important moment for our country,” said Kelly Talbot, Deputy Director of the Immigration Hub. “We’ve been trying to work with Republicans for many years, but they couldn’t come to the table, so this is some of the problems we’ve been waiting for decades to resolve. I think this is an opportunity to deal with. “
Activists will march on Tuesday, led by CASA and Service Employees International Union, to stop outside Washington, DC, the Immigration and Customs Department, and the Houses of Parliament to call for the path to the citizenship of millions of undocumented immigrants. Encouraged supporters to participate. ..
Parliamentarians, lesser known, are decisive figures in Senate life and are largely dominated by precedents and mysterious rules to be interpreted. This post is especially important when it comes to reconciliation. The settlement is to be limited to provisions that directly affect federal spending or revenue.
McDonough, a nonpartisan career official who has been working in parliamentary offices since 1999, heard detailed discussions from both sides at a private meeting on immigration proposals.
McDonough’s decision is just advice, but some Democratic senators are reluctant to dismiss her, and whether the majority support it to win the adoption of the immigration plan. Not clear. She did not immediately respond to the request for comment.
Menendez opposed her call for expulsion, saying they were “not constructive.”
Budget costs from changes in immigration law have affected medical benefits, medical spending and tax credits, exceeding $ 139 billion over a decade, according to preliminary figures from the Parliamentary Budget Department. Democrats predict that the promotion of legalization will add $ 1.5 trillion to the US economy and create more than 400,000 jobs over the next decade.