Omar Defends Relief Bill’s $350 Million for “Migration and Refugee Assistance”

Ilhan Omar is setting up to defend the coronavirus relief bill’s $350 million for “migration and refugee assistance.”

Per DailyCaller, earlier this week, it was revealed that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s relief package would include $300,000,000 for refugee assistance.

The new bill, approved by the Senate and now headed to the House, includes an additional $50 million on top of Pelosi’s initial $300 million for refugees.

On page 817 of the 880-page bill, the measure calls for “an additional amount for ‘Migration and Refugee Assistance’, $350,000,000, to remain available until expended, to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.”

Matt Gaetz reacted to what he called the “poison pill” in the deal by writing:

Millions of Americans need help now. Dangerous poison pills like $350,000,000 for “Migration and Refugee Assistance” put America LAST.

Democrats: This is not the time to advance your legislative agenda.

This is the time to put .

Rep. Ilhan Omar responded:

Immigrants and refugees, are Americans/pay taxes and as vulnerable communities need the resources “.. to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus”.

Wonder why this upsets you more than a $500,000,000 billion corporate welfare fund for a select group of large companies?

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