House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revealed that Democrats are preparing a spending package that would allocate roughly $3 billion in gifts for illegal aliens, and American taxpayers would be stuck footing the bill.
While speaking at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities on Wednesday, Pelosi made it clear that she does not support a border wall, but is apparently in favor of using taxpayer money to provide food, clothing, and medical supplies to illegal aliens.
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Pelosi explained that the congressional committee putting together the spending package — which must be passed by Feb. 15, or the government will shutdown again — will include “sizable funding for food, clothing, medical care for immigrants” who come to the United States.
“We’re hoping that we can find common ground as soon as possible so that we can not only meet our responsibility to protect our border, to treat people coming here with dignity and respect but also to keep government open. Some of the things that we have in there I think will be very acceptable, goes on both sides of the ledger,” she said.
“We both care, all of us on either side of the wall question — but all care about treating the people who come, so there will be sizable funding for food, clothing, medical care for immigrants coming across the border so we don’t have people dying in our custody – children,” Pelosi added.
She continued: “There’ll be sizable funding for additional judges to more quickly adjudicate these cases so that it doesn’t become, well, they’re here such a long time. Well, it’s because we have such a backlog too, so we’ll have that.”
Pelosi also boasted about the Democrats spending package including taxpayer money for Central America to “alleviate” the conditions there.
“There’ll be funding to send money to the countries where most of these people are coming from – the northern triangle – to try to alleviate some of the conditions that have exacerbated the situation there, to mitigate for the horror that some of them face,” Pelosi said.
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She then bizarrely claimed that thousands of migrants attempting to illegally enter the United States only do so because they “have no choice.”
“They come here, because they have no choice. It’s just a matter of life or death or danger for their families,” Pelosi said.
“There are other areas where we can find common ground, but those three are very personal in terms of the adjudication of the case, the care and feeding of them coming, and trying to help them stay at home,” she added.
Quite amazing to see Pelosi — the least popular member of Congress — throw her support behind a measure that would give roughly $3 billion to help illegal aliens, but not any money at all for a border wall.