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AILA Doc. No. 18050100 | Dated February 15, 2018
On February 12, 2018, the Senate voted 97-1 to proceed with the neutral "shell" H.R. 2579 bill (one without any immigration provisions), to be used as the vehicle to commences the Senate's debate on immigration. Read transcripts of Senate Majority and Minority leaders' opening statements on immigration debate.
A few days later, on February 15, 2018, the Senate voted on the following four amendments on immigration, none of which received the 60 votes needed for passage. AILA expressed deep disappointment in the failure of the Senate to pass commonsense reforms to protect Dreamers.
AILA supported the bipartisan McCain-Coons amendment (SA 1955) which included the best protections for Dreamers, smart border security reforms, and provisions on immigration judges. AILA issued a vote recommendations opposing the Toomey amendment (SA 1948) and the Grassley amendment (SA 1959).
On the Rounds-King amendment (SA 1958), AILA provided analysis to Congressional staff, but did not issue a vote recommendation.
Cite as AILA Doc. No. 18050100.
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