Senate Democrats Block GOP Bill That Would Limit Legal Immigration

On Wednesday, Democrats in the Senate prevented a GOP-backed immigration reform bill, which would add visas for highly skilled workers while reducing legal immigration overall, from coming up for consideration. The House passed the measure last week after it previously failed. Democrats argued that the House should have voted on a proposal that added visas for international students who earn masters and doctorates in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) fields at U.S. universities without eliminating the Diversity Visa program.