Durbin, Padilla Statement on Parliamentarian’s Ruling Regarding Pathway to Legal Status Via Reconciliation

WASHINGTON, D.C – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety, today released the following statement regarding the Parliamentarian’s ruling on a pathway to legal status via reconciliation:

“We are deeply disappointed in the Parliamentarian’s decision, but the fight for immigration reform will continue.  Senate Democrats have prepared alternative proposals for the Parliamentarian’s consideration in the coming days.” 


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