“Comprehensive legislation is needed in the next package to ensure that all non-citizens, whether holding a SSN or not, can access these relief payments.”
Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN), two members of the far-left “Squad,” are demanding that the next coronavirus relief bill includes cash payments for illegal immigrants.
Democrats have been calling for at least an additional $500 billion in spending in an emergency stopgap coronavirus relief bill, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is seeking to pass another $250 billion in loans to small companies on Thursday.
And the Squad wants to see some of that money handed over to illegal aliens. Rep. Pressley, in an interview with MSNBC, suggested that the so-called “phase 4 relief bill” needs to make investments in “vulnerable populations,” including the homeless, prisoners, and those in the country illegally. “We need to continue to make federal investments in our community health centers,” the Democrat declared. “We need to center the humanity of every individual family and workers and that includes not leaving behind undocumented and uninsured,” Pressley added.
As we finalize the next congressional stimulus package, I will continue to fight to ensure that we center all of our communities & that all federal funding allocated to combat the #COVID19 pandemic recognizes the humanity of everyone who calls our country home. pic.twitter.com/74uGmgUHdP
— Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (@RepPressley) April 7, 2020
Author: The Political Insider Staff