Menendez vows new push for unauthorized immigrants to stay in U.S. after budget plan blocked

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After Democrats were barred from providing unauthorized immigrants a path to citizenship in their proposed $3.5 trillion spending bill, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez said Monday he would look at ways to get around the roadblock. The effort to allow millions of unauthorized immigrants to live in the U.S. legally and eventually become citizens ran into the Senate parliamentarian, who decided it could not be included in the spending bill being considered under a rule limiting its provisions to budget-related matters. “This ruling does not mean that this process is over,” Menendez said Monday on a con…

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