01/14/2014 09:11 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

GOP Amendment Would Bar Undocumented Families From Claiming Tax Credits

A debate over jobs, the budget, and immigration are on a collision course this week as Republican Senators demand Congress bar undocumented families from claiming tax credits in exchange for GOP votes on an unemployment insurance extension.

Majority Leader Harry Reid is against the proposed amendment from Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, but a senior Democratic aide told msnbc that it might receive a vote along with other GOP amendments as part of a deal to advance the unemployment bill. According to Roll Call, Majority Whip Dick Durbin is working to make sure that Democrats have the votes to defeat Ayotte’s amendment if it comes to the floor.

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