…as well as to three other Senate immigration votes
The Senate voted on four immigration amendments today, and all four failed to clear the 60-vote hurdle to pass out of Congress’ upper chamber.
Two of the proposals, McCain-Coons and Rounds-King, would have provided a path to citizenship for 1.8 million Dreamers. The White House opposed both, underscoring the fact that the Trump Administration — “guided” by Stephen Miller and other extremists — has yet to make a good-faith effort to resolve the Dreamer crisis they created.
One proposal, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-RI)’s amendment, attacked cities that have immigrant-friendly policies, even though such cities make us all safer.
The final proposal, the White House immigration framework which was put forth by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), went down in flames, falling short in a 39-60 vote. In the most resounding vote today, Senators condemned the White House’s attempt to trade Dreamer protections for worse outcomes for most other immigrants.
View some of the tweets and responses to the Senate votes today: