Pelosi’s coronavirus rescue plan includes $300 million for “Migration and Refugee assistance” to “remain available until expended, for necessary expenses to prevent, prepare for and respond to coronavirus.”
Many conservative Twitter users were not happy with this designation at all.
How is giving $300 million in taxpayer money to foreign refugees "Coronavirus Relief" for Americans?
Why do leftist Democrats always support illegal aliens over Americans?
— MAGAsubvet (@AvetMag) March 24, 2020
Pelosi tried to put $300 million for illegals and refugees in the Corona Bill!!!
AMERICANS ARE DYING WHILE YOU OBSTRUCT THE RELIEF BILL!
And Nancy is worried about f-king illegals!!
Send them all home and send Nancy with them.
All money goes to CITIZENS. https://t.co/zJxeREa7NM
— One Voice for MAGA (@justathoughtUSA) March 24, 2020
$300,000,000 for “Migration and Refugee Assistance”
— Oilfield Rando (@Oilfield_Rando) March 23, 2020
Per Breitbart, in comparison, for example, Pelosi’s plan only gives about $100 million in additional funds for runaways and homeless youth in the U.S. and only an extra $15 million to the “Veterans Employment and Training” office to help respond to the health crisis.
Taxpayer money for foreign refugees is also about $100 million more than what Pelosi’s plan specifically designates for the emergency food and shelter program under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
Oppositely, President Trump’s State Department has halted refugee resettlement in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.