Pelosi’s coronavirus relief package contains $300 million for refugees and migrants

(USA Features) A coronavirus relief bill being crafted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and majority Democrats contains provisions and fundings for many unrelated things, Republicans argued Tuesday.

Included in the 1,400-page $2.5 trillion House package is $300 million for refugees and immigrants, the Washington Examiner reported.

The package calls “for an additional amount for ‘Migration and Refugee Assistance'” of $300 million to “remain available until expended, for necessary expenses to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.”

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise slammed the proposal, labeling it Pelosi’s “socialist wish list.”

“Speaker Pelosi unveiled legislation aimed at exploiting the COVID-19 public health crisis by attempting to force the inclusion of a socialist wish list of policies that have nothing to do with the public health and economic emergency,” Scalise, Louisiana Republican, said.

Scalise detailed other Republican objections to the massive proposal including tougher fuel standards for airliners, minimum wage increases, extensions of visas and work authorizations — including those with TPS and DACA status — limits on Customs and Border Protection’s capabilities, and requiring the agency to “assure the timely adjudication of asylums applications,” while allowing “certain funding to go to sanctuary cities.”

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Pelosi defended her bill and implored the GOP-controlled Senate to “move closer to the values” in it.

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5 thoughts on “Pelosi’s coronavirus relief package contains $300 million for refugees and migrants”

  1. Susan Elizabeth Clemons

    Nancy believes she was elected by immigrants and panders to them at every opportunity

  2. I don’t know where her head is but it is not for the American people. Why is she still allowed any privileged after tearing up the president’s speech which was illegal in the first place. She should be in jail.

  3. An Independent thinker and voter all my life.
    , I saw value of the ideologies of both parties. in the last 5 years I have become a Republican voter. My hatred of the Democratic Party is now complete and wholly justified Nancyby the actions of the Democrats against the common good.for.our country. Nancy Pelosi and the heirarcy of their party have proven they are only focused on “winning” at all costs and do not understand or care that the American people are saying they want and need.

    To use this tragedy and time of horrible crisis to once again force unrelated items in a Bipartisan Emergency Bill to save our country is lunacy, criminal, and may well destroy our economy and country with the delays being caused in moving this legislation forward. Every American should stand up and her state should remove her from office immediately! No one who hates the American people and would use this crisis in this way should hold office! Treacherous Woman and Party to back her up while costing lives and destroying our economy in the process!

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