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Democrats Scale Back on Immigration as GOP Digs In Heels

  • Pelosi has moved away from Biden’s comprehensive approach
  • Migrant surge is sparking rising opposition from Republicans
U.S. Lets In Asylum-Seekers Stuck In Mexico, Ends Trump Policy
Photographer: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg
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The U.S. House is set to vote Thursday on two immigration bills that would provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of people living in the U.S. without legal status, as Democrats’ plans for more ambitious legislation are evaporating with the surge of migrants arriving at the border with Mexico.

The two bills -- which address the fates of farm workers and young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers -- reflect a decision by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to adopt a piecemeal approach to immigration amid a dearth of support for a more sweeping proposal from President Joe Biden.