Unpopular Democrat Congresswoman Rep. Ilhan Omar has been joined by three other Democrats, commonly referred to as “The Squad,” in calling for American taxpayers to pay out stimulus funds to illegal immigrants. Their demands were first reported by The New York Post.
One plan, by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), demands every illegal immigrant receive a debit card worth $14,000 loaded over 12 months. They payout to those in the country illegally would be a whopping $280 billion.
“It is absurd and cruel that a taxpaying, mixed-status couple or family could be excluded from this relief. Over 140,000 Minnesotans live in mixed-status families of some form,” Omar wrote in a statement in reference to the government’s $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package.
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— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 8, 2020
“As currently written, many Minnesotans who are in this country legally or part of a mixed-status family will not receive any stimulus money, even if one of them has a social security number but the other does not,” she added.
Omar was referring to people in the U.S. on temporary Visas or those in the nation illegally.
In response to the Post article, Omar “fixed” the story’s headline that read “‘Squad’ members want to make illegal immigrants eligible for coronavirus aid” by crossing out “illegal immigrants” and replacing it with “American Taxpayers.”
$14,000 to every illegal immigrant
In a proposal titled “Automatic BOOST to Communities Act,” Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) called for debit cards pre-loaded with $2,000 to be sent to every person in the U.S., including illegal immigrants to help ease financial loss caused by the coronavirus. The debit cards would be reloaded with $1,000 monthly until one year after the end of the coronavirus crisis.
In an interview with MSNBC on April 7, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) said: “We need to center the humanity of every individual family and workers and that includes not leaving behind undocumented and uninsured.”
“The question is, are our elected officials going to allow people to die? Would they prefer people to die or not have health care than actually guarantee health care?” Ocasio-Cortez told the Queens Daily Eagle earlier this month.
“There are quite a few who will make that choice,” she added.
Polls show that the “Squad” have some of the lowest approval ratings in Congress.
–Wire services and Metro Voice