Pelosi: Conferees Agree Taxpayers Should Pay for Food, Clothing, Medical Care for Illegals and Send Money Back Home

CNS News | 1/30/2019 | Staff
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(CNSNews.com) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that congressional conferees working on border security agree that there should be “sizable funding for food, clothing, medical care for immigrants,” as well as funding for more judges to adjudicate immigration cases, and sending taxpayer money to countries in the northern triangle to “alleviate” the conditions there that made them flee.

“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 in a speech to the annual president’s conference of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

Care - Side - Wall - Question - Care

“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. 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,” she said.

“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.

Problems - Immigrants - Home - People

She said if they can solve some of the problems illegal immigrants are having at home, “then people can stay home.”

“They come here, because...
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