The Senate voted down an immigration proposal based on the White House’s proposals for dealing with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and racking up on border security.
The Senate voted against the bipartisan legislative proposal in a 39-60 vote Thursday, reports Politico. Sixty votes were needed to pass the immigration proposal.
Republican Sen. Charles E. Grassley brought forth the proposal, basing it on one that came from the White House. Grassley’s proposal called for a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children, gave money to fund the border wall, limited chain migration and stopped the visa lottery.
“Here’s an opportunity to do something,” Grassley said Wednesday. “We shouldn’t miss this opportunity. We’ve got something that ought to get bipartisan support in the Senate. It’s got the best chance of getting through the House of Representatives and it’s the only one that you hear talked about that the president will sign.”
The president has said the Grassley measure is the only one he would sign into law. Two other immigration proposals also failed to pass the Senate.
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