False Claims and Objections from Senators Stall Immigration Bill on Green Card Backlog

by Varun Hukeri

An immigration reform bill that seeks to address green card backlogs was stalled Wednesday in the Senate after Republican Florida Sen. Rick Scott objected to the bill, following negotiations between Republican Utah Sen. Mike Lee and Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin.

The contentious debate revolved around the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act (S.386), which Lee introduced in the Senate in 2019. The bill’s counterpart in the House passed July 10, 2019 in a 365 – 65 vote.

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