Rep. Jim Jordan slammed House Democrats for pushing for benefits for illegal immigrants in the next coronavirus relief package.
“House Democrats are already demanding that illegal immigrants receive benefits in the next #coronavirus aid package,” the Ohio Republican wrote Wednesday. “Seriously? That can’t happen while so many American families are struggling.”
House Democrats are already demanding that illegal immigrants receive benefits in the next #coronavirus aid package.
That can’t happen while so many American families are struggling.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) April 8, 2020
Democratic Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley demanded Tuesday that the next coronavirus relief package provide relief for people who are in the country illegally.
“We need to continue to make federal investments in our community health centers,” she said on MSNBC. “We need to center the humanity of every individual family and workers, and that includes not leaving behind undocumented and uninsured.”
California Gov. Gavin Newsom joined the chorus of Democrats calling for coronavirus funding to illegal immigrants by announcing Tuesday that he is working with the State Legislature to get funding in the hands of people in the country illegally.
“Californians care deeply about undocumented residents in this state,” he said.
Rep. Lou Correa, along with two other Democrats, recently introduced legislation to amend the coronavirus relief package to include funds for illegal immigrants.
“I was appalled to learn hardworking, taxpaying immigrants were left out of the $2 trillion CARES Act,” Correa said in a statement.
Author: Andrew Mark Miller
Source: Washington Examiner: ‘Seriously?’: Rep. Jim Jordan slams Democrats calling for coronavirus relief funding to illegal immigrants