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Durbin, Padilla Statement on Parliamentarian's Ruling Regarding Pathway to Legal Status via Reconciliation

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety, today released the following statement regarding the Parliamentarian’s ruling on Senate Democrats’ proposal to allow Dreamers, TPS holders, and essential workers to apply for lawful permanent resident status via reconciliation:

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