Today, February 15, Senate rejected the immigration law created by the centrists of both parties after President Donald trump has threatened to veto the document if it gets to his Desk.
The Senate failed to gain a majority of votes: only 54 of the required 60 senators supported the document created by 8 Republicans, 7 Democrats and 1 independent senators. 45 congressmen voted against the new immigration reform.
This bill would allow the approximately 1.8 million immigrants illegally brought to the United States as children, to provide a chance for citizenship. According to a document on border security it was necessary to define $ 25 billion from the budget, and the parents of the «dreamers» are unable to become American citizens.
«This is the only bill that has a chance to go through the United States Senate,» said Senator Angus King during a press conference before the vote.
Trump called the proposed by both parties the law a «total disaster». The President has repeatedly stressed that any immigration bill on the protection of participants DACA should also include funds for the construction of border wall with Mexico, completion visa lottery program and the imposition of restrictions on visas for families of legal immigrants.
The American leader yesterday, February 14, urged the Senate to support Secure and Succeed — the immigration bill, Republican Charles Grassley from Iowa. The vote on this law also failed, for it have voted only 39 senators.