Senate Democrats Block GOP Bill That Would Limit Legal Immigration

Posted on

"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.

« »

By clicking and submitting a comment I acknowledge the ThinkProgress Privacy Policy and agree to the ThinkProgress Terms of Use. I understand that my comments are also being governed by Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policies as applicable, which can be found here.