The Senate on Thursday failed to advance four immigration plans, three of which would have enshrined legal protections for DREAMers and beefed up border security. A bipartisan group of senators pitched a last-ditch plan on Wednesday, but that proposal narrowly failed after President Trump threatened to veto it. An amendment that mirrors Trump’s immigration framework also failed, failing well short of the requisite 60 votes. That plan only received 39 votes, and fared the worst out of all four proposals. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) had said the Senate would work on immigration only until Thursday. It is unclear whether the Senate will take further action on the matter ahead of the March 5 deadline, the date when DREAMers lose their protections.
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