President Donald Trump is ready to send out stimulus checks to millions of people, but on Friday he rejected the possibility of undocumented immigrants receiving a payment.
Undocumented immigrants were largely ineligible for the first round of economic impact payments, a provision Democrats sought to correct with a relief package of their own. Under the HEROES Act, which passed the House in May, certain undocumented immigrants would be eligible for the second round, as well as a retroactive payment from the CARES Act that passed in March.
Trump told reporters during Friday’s briefing that the government has $300 billion that he’s willing to use for another round of stimulus checks. But payments won’t be given to “illegal aliens.”