Ayanna Pressley: Next Coronavirus Stimulus Should Support Illegal Immigrants

The Daily Caller reports, “Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley said that she wants the next coronavirus stimulus package that Congress passes to provide funds for illegal aliens.”

Pressleytold MSNBC  said she wants to see the next COVID-19 relief package include more “vulnerable populations,” such as the :”homeless, men and women in jail, and those living in the U.S. illegally,” according to The Daily Caller.

“We need to continue to make federal investments in our community health centers,” the first-term lawmaker said. “We need to center the humanity of every individual family and workers and that includes not leaving behind undocumented and uninsured.”

“We have to continue to make investments to support vulnerable populations like those experiencing homelessness, incarcerated men and women,” she continued. “We’re focused right now making sure the CARES Act in its implementation is one that is in urgent need and mitigating the hurt that so many of our families are experiencing — all of our families are experiencing right now.”

Congress passed a $2.2 trillion relief bill, the CARES Act, providing financial assistance to Americans struggling under the coronavirus pandemic. However, many Democrats want more relief and  want the next package to include those living in the U.S. illegally.

Several House Democrats have already introduced legislation that would allow illegal aliens living in the U.S. unlawfully to apply for funds from the recently passed coronavirus relief package.

Pressley noted on Tuesday that a lot of Americans are hurting right now under coronavirus pandemic. “The gravity of it and our responsibility at the moment is overwhelming. There’s a lot of hurt. And so we have a lot of work to do to meet the scale and scope of that hurt,” she said.

About Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith is a newcomer to Washington D.C. She met and married an American journalist and moved to D.C. from the U.K. She graduated with a B.A. in Graphics, Media, and Communications and worked in design and retail in the U.K.

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