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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pleads with Senate to rescue immigration amnesty in Biden budget bill

Added 11-23-21 08:03:01am EST - “Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and dozens of her fellow Democrats, who just voted for a bill that falls well short of citizenship rights for illegal immigrants, are now pleading with their Senate colleagues to give them a mulligan…” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “AOC pleads with Senate to rescue immigration amnesty in Biden budget bill”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and dozens of her fellow Democrats, who just voted for a bill that falls well short of citizenship rights for illegal immigrants, are now pleading with their Senate colleagues to give them a mulligan and add a path to citizenship back into the legislation.

The House version, which cleared the chamber last week on a 220-213 vote, offers a deportation amnesty and tentative legal status to perhaps 7 million illegal immigrants.

But Ms. Ocasio-Cortez led 90 members who voted for that bill in a letter Monday urging Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, a fellow New York Democrat, to “reinstate” the full pathway to citizenship that was dropped from the House bill.

Also signing the letter were three Democrats — Reps. Adriano Espaillat, Lou Correa and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia  — who’d vowed to oppose any bill that didn’t include full citizenship.

In the end, they bowed to pressure from party leaders. Had they voted against it, Democrats’ margin for victory would have been reduced to a single vote.

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