Immigration reform blocked from reconciliation bill in Congress, but Democrats vow to try again

Provision would have cleared a path to citizenship for millions of farmworkers, essential workers and Dreamers

By: - September 20, 2021 9:04 am

Workers pick tomatoes at a farm owned and operated by Pacific Tomato Growers on Feb. 19 in Immokalee, Florida. The workers — vital to the state’s economy — are mostly from Mexico and in the country on an agricultural visa. Farmworkers, essential workers and Dreamers could have secured a path to citizenship under a provision in the reconciliation bill. But it was nixed late Sunday, Sept. 19, by the Senate parliamentarian. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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