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The Senate Parliamentarian denied the Senate Democrats’ bid to include immigration measures in the $3.5 trillion budget bill. This is a big blow to President Joe Biden’s efforts to implement an ambitious spending program.

In addition, the decision closes the door to a possible pathway to citizenship in the bill.

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MacDonough Rejects Bid to Include Immigration Measures

Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough ruled against the Democrats’ attempts. They tried to include immigration measures in their proposed $3.5 trillion bill.

Previous to the parliamentarian’s decision, Democrats and Republicans are at odds. Democrats wanted to add the cost of Biden’s immigration programs as the bill is the only one that can afford it. They estimated the cost to provide citizenship to 8 million people at $139 billion.

In addition, this also allows the Democrats to avoid any Republican opposition. Given the 50-50 deadlock in the Senate, immigration measures won’t stand a chance for getting 60% of the votes.

Democrats Already Warned About The Outcome

Meanwhile, MacDonough’s predecessor warned Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer (NY) of the outcome. However, Schumer and his group ignored the warning and still included it in the spending bill’s various programs.

Schumer expressed disappointment in the result. He also said the party will continue exploring new ways to get funding.

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“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,” Schumer said in a statement.

Immigration Measures Do Not Have A Direct Budgetary Impact

Earlier, the Senate Parliamentarian challenged the Democrats. In particular, she asked them to prove that immigration will have a direct budgetary impact.

This is the only way for the measures to get approval for inclusion. However, the Democrats weren’t able to do so. As a result, the parliamentarian removed the immigration measures from the bill.

Apart from Schumer, Senate Majority Dick Durbin (IL) and Senator Alex Padilla (CA) promised to continue the fight. “We are deeply disappointed in the Parliamentarian’s decision, but the fight for immigration reform will continue,” they said in a joint statement..”Senate Democrats have prepared an alternative proposal for the Parliamentarian’s consideration in the coming days,” they added.

Can’t Be Measured in Dollars

In giving her citing for rejecting the bid, MacDonough said such an immigration policy change is too big. Specifically, she said that policy far outweighs “the budgetary impact scored to it and it is not appropriate for inclusion in reconciliation.”

In addition, MacDonought noted the actual impact remains disconnected from the budget. “The reasons that people risk their lives to come to this country – to escape religious and political persecution, famine, war, unspeakable violence, and lack of opportunity in their home countries – cannot be measured in federal dollars,” MacDonough said in her ruling.

Democrats Said Immigration Measures Will Cost $139 Billion And Earn $150 billion

In their arguments. Democrats said the cost to provide 8 million with citizenship is $139 billion. However, they also said this could add $150 billion in spending to the US economy annually.

In addition, Democrats said it could grow the nation’s gross domestic product by $1.5 trillion over the next decade.

Watch the WAHJOC World video reporting that the Senate parliamentarian deals blow to Dems’ immigration push:

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  • BG says:

    It’s hard watching our government go so crazy over and over again.

  • Mark Wiseman says:

    We have enough people in this country. We need to got the people off welfare an get them working. I worked 16 Hours a day for 20 years so my wife an kids had everything they needed to live a good life.

  • Carol says:

    Ditto to the previous comments. Out gov’t needs some Big Changes. God help us.

  • ONE OF THE MANY LIED TO U.S. CITIZENS says:

    Isn’t the bottom line in this progressive immigration policy to obtain votes from all of the grateful individuals to serve an out of control agenda? And then, a supporting
    statement is given to every American citizen of the HUGE payback in FINANCIAL advantage, that IF ANY is realized, it would be by MORE TAXPAYER MONEY from individuals who are supposed to, in turn, be SO grateful for POWER-HUNGRY BIGOTS, WHO BELIEVE THEIR OWN LIE, AND tax TO DEATH the very lifeblood of this country.

  • Huapakechi says:

    Importing or allowing hordes of illiterate “immigrants” is a primary aspect of the cloward-piven strategy to destroy the economy of the United States.

  • MRAC MILES says:

    DOES NOT THE CONSTITUTION ARTICLE FOUR SET OUT THE DUTY OF THE FEDERAL GOVT. TO DEFEND AGAINST INVASION? IF SO
    THEN WHAT IS OUR GOVT. DOING CALLING 10,000 PEOPLE AT THE BORDER A HUMANITARIAN CRISIS AND THEY ARE DEALING
    WITH IT BY PRINTING FIAT MONEY AND GIVING IT TO DRUG PRODUCING DICTATORS? WHATS UP HERE.. THIS STINKS LIKE A
    GOVT. THAT HAS COMPLETELY LOST CONTROL OF ITS POPULATION.. 50 GUNSHOT VICTIMS IN CHICAGO EVERY WEEKEND..
    INFLATION IS GOING TO CREATE A PROBLEM FOR THE VAST 90 MILLION WHO HAVE NO FURTHER ECONOMIC USE.. OVER POPULATION
    AND GLOBAL WARMING HAS CAUGHT UP AND ITS PRETTY GRIM…ITS OBVIOUS THE SYSTEM NO LONGER WORKS AND IS IN A
    DEAD LOCK AND HEADED INTO THE NORMAL CONDITION OF THE UNIVERSE WHICH IS CHAOS.. LEADERS HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO
    DO OR HOW TO DEAL WITH ANY REAL PROBLEMS.. THEY ARE FANTASY LEADERS WITH FANTASY SOLUTIONS..

  • NOT MY PRESIDENT! says:

    I spend years upon years working and paying into this government and this is how they repay all my hard work! Throw these bums out of office as soon as possible!!!!!!

  • Barbara says:

    Thank God for the parliamentarian. Now let’s see if the Republicans can all stand together and stop the commies,
    We must win back the house and senate. In the meantime we must bloc everything the commie maggots put forward.
    The commies hate this country and us. They must be defeated at ever turn. They are all liars all the time. Republicans must not think of them as normal Americans. They are anything but.

  • Stacie says:

    I am so tired of this government spending our hard earn money for people or other countries that have not been paying into it also. They have taken fair voting away from us. We are being treated as outsiders and they do not care at all for the American people! Barbara, your comment is exactly how I feel also! But all of us knows what has been going on. But what I want to know is what do we do about it? Is anybody willing to do something about it? Biden needs to be kicked out of office along with the rest of the criminals in office. None of them have a drop of integrity in there bones. I pray for you all. Lord knows you evil people need it!!!!

  • Edwin Fiorillo says:

    Democratic Party needs to be removed they are working against United States Constitution and its citizens and make us all for her taking the treasury and divvying it up and giving it away to illiterate illegal aliens time to vote this Democratic party out they stole the election now it’s time for us to vote them out and make sure that they never have power again

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