Menendez: Democratic package best chance for immigration reform Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Thursday he doubts there is a Plan B for immigration reform if attempts to include provisions through the budget process fail. Biden said he supports passing immigration reform through the Democrats' $3.5 trillion spending plan without any GOP supportDemocrats are hoping to pass a $3.5 trillion spending plan through reconciliation, but it's unclear what immigration reforms could be included. Biden backs effort to include immigration in budget packagePresident Biden on Thursday unequivocally backed Democratic efforts to include immigration in the budget as a way to navigate narrow margins in the Senate. Graham, Cuellar press Biden to name border czarRep. Henry Cuellar, a Democrat who represents a Texas border district, and Sen. DACA protections up for discussion as Biden huddles with Democratic lawmakersA pathway to citizenship could potentially be included in the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill as the president meets at the White House with 11 Democrats. Advocates warn failure to address immigration will result in 'widespread losses for Democrats'Several advocacy groups warned congressional Democrats in a memo Wednesday that if they failed to find a way to create a pathway for citizenship for undocumented immigrants, it would result in “widesp Biden to meet with Democratic lawmakers on DACADemocrats want to fold pathways to citizenship for Dreamers into the upcoming reconciliation package Immigration Prosecutors Were Told Not to Push for Deportation in Cases Like His. He Was Ordered Deported the Next Day.Under a new Biden policy, more than 100,000 immigrants could have their cases dropped. But that discretion is left to individual prosecutors, and many are letting the deportation machine roll on.