CA Supreme Court Orders Gov. Respond Re: Unemployment Benefits for Illegal Aliens

Under Federal law it is illegal to give an illegal alien unemployment payments.  That has not stopped Gov. Newsom from using a total of  $125 million for those that violate our laws.  No surprise here—he also protects rapists, murderers, and domestic violence cr4iminals from deportation.  Newsom actually wants them walking our streets.  Now a lawsuit have been filed to stop this outright corruption.  While I agree with the lawsuit, it is a Federal crime to give such money to illegal aliens.  Will Attorney General Barr indict the Governor for breaking the law?  If not, why not?

“While more than 3 million California citizens are  awaiting state unemployment benefits because of Governor Gavin Newsom’s order for statewide lockdown, the governor announced last week he was extending $75 million to undocumented immigrants to be passed-through unnamed regional non-profit associations.

However, the Center for American Liberty’s lawsuit, in coordination with The Dhillon Law Group, filed an emergency petition with the California Supreme Court Wednesday asking the Court to immediately halt Governor Newsom’s appropriation of $75 million for the undocumented immigrants.

As attorney Mark Meuser with the Center for American Liberty and the Dhillon Law Group explained, the federal government and California both have statutes that prohibit providing unemployment benefits to undocumented immigrants, and violates the state’s Constitution.”

Congratulations to Harmeet Dhillon and Mark Meuser for taking this action.  Also, congrats to Ricardo Benitez and Cynthia Martinez for being the plaintiffs.  Both are GOP Assembly candidates, showing courage and leadership.  We want leaders in the legislature—Ricardo and Cynthia are true leaders.

BREAKING: CA Supreme Court Orders Gov. Respond Re Unemployment Benefits for Undocumenteds

‘Not a slush fund for the Governor to spend as he sees fit’

By Katy Grimes, California Globe,   4/23/20  

While more than 3 million California citizens are  awaiting state unemployment benefits because of Governor Gavin Newsom’s order for statewide lockdown, the governor announced last week he was extending $75 million to undocumented immigrants to be passed-through unnamed regional non-profit associations.

However, the Center for American Liberty’s lawsuit, in coordination with The Dhillon Law Group, filed an emergency petition with the California Supreme Court Wednesday asking the Court to immediately halt Governor Newsom’s appropriation of $75 million for the undocumented immigrants.

As attorney Mark Meuser with the Center for American Liberty and the Dhillon Law Group explained, the federal government and California both have statutes that prohibit providing unemployment benefits to undocumented immigrants, and violates the state’s Constitution.

“We are asking the court on an emergency basis to rule that Gavin Newsom not be allowed to expend these funds,” Meuser said.

Thursday, the California Supreme Court challenged Gov. Newsom’s overreach and ordered the governor and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to respond to the Center for American Liberty’s emergency Writ.

 “The Governor made clear in his comments that he is giving $75 million in lieu of unemployment benefits that state and federal law bar to aliens working here illegally,” said attorney Harmeet Dhillon, Chief Executive Officer of the Center for American Liberty. “It is also concerning that unnamed nonprofits, who have no accountability to the taxpayer, are going to receive and distribute taxpayer dollars.”

“This is taxpayer money that may only be appropriated by the legislative branch. This is not a slush fund for the Governor to spend as he sees fit,” Dhillon said. “Governor Newsom is ignoring the proper, and constitutional, channel to appropriate funds. At a time when law-abiding Californians are crushed by unemployment, housing issues, business closures, and massive limitations on our normal lives, Governor Newsom is doing an end-run around the legal guardrails in place. There is no accountability over the distribution of these funds to individuals legally not entitled to cash benefits. The laws apply to everyone, even the Governor, and we hope the California Supreme Court will agree.”

The emergency petition for writ can be found by clicking HERE.

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Comments

  1. Governor Newsom’s moral position is to save everyone, including the illegals that are part of his sanctuary utopia, and the homeless and elderly. He is consistent in his messages to the other 40 million residents, that he is driven to protect everyone to the last one, even if it takes sacrificing the other 40 million residents and the economy of this once great State. Once 5th largest economy in the world, California will now have incomprehensible debt along with the unfunded pension liabilities already at one trillion dollars which is almost five times the 220 billion-dollar States budget for 2020-21! The Governor’s moral dilemma is to save everyone and continue living without an economy.

    • Disgusted Californian says

      WRONG – he does NOT want to save everyone, JUST those that have broken the law by invading our state. Why is he soooo enamored with illegals? Not only does he NOT want to deport them, he doesn’t want to imprison them when they injure and murder taxpayers and legitimate citizens. He now wants to PAY them for not working. I’d bet $$ they’re working – UNDER the table. That means – they do NOT pay taxes!!! Who is he kidding??? I’ll tell you – he wants to pull the wool over the California taxpayers’ eyes. Nuisance or Gruesome has to go!!!

      We tried a recall – and he pulled politics and stopped that! He does NOT care about the US or the California Constitutions. He doesn’t give a hoot for “We The People”!!! Time to drain the SWAMP!!!!

    • JLSeagull says

      Note to @RS: To have a moral dilemma, you first have to have morals. AH Nuisance has already proven he has absolutely no morals and less ethics.

  2. Del Monte says

    Catering to the agenda of the left. Newsom, Nancy Pelosi’s nephew is jockeying for future position to run for the WH. Does he really care about everybody, no matter what the circumstances are……JMO, a roll of the dice, a gamble he can take to the bank if the DNC gets their way to unimpeded open borders. An over stacking of the voter rolls in favor of the DNC. The setup is already taking place with the DNC pushing for a voting from home campaign. The DNC has never cared about what problems they cause along the way, as long as it provides a means to a desired end. The victimization of California is just part of the process of becoming part of the Socialist States of Amerika.

  3. Really??? says

    The Chinese Communist Human Waves in Korea cared not about military strategy. They wanted victory regardless of the cost in human life.

    The Communists of Russian imposed the Soviet Union. After 70 years of economic / social experiments they failed. It cost 10’s of millions in subject countries quality of life that included lousy medical.

    $6 Billion for bikes that people do not use. $1 Billion for the high speed he stated was a dead end project.

    Are you getting it? Success according to Democrats is not uplifting society as a whole. Success is driving down the quality of life so everyone suffers.

  4. I don’t care what the Gov’s personal agenda is regarding the world. What I care about is what my state (that was only a territory when my Great Grandmother was born in Northern CA and married my Great Grandfather in 1884 who was a farmer after he was hurt working the woods) has become! Everything my ancestors fought to preserve during the wars when patriotism, truth, respect of laws and order, and family values have been destroyed by the liberal elites who no longer care about laws, history, the Constitution (regardless if it is Federal or State) and responsibility to oneself – not depending on others for your “welfare”.
    My anger at CA’s government started when Brown was is office the 2nd time and De Leon passed the Sanctuary Law. THANK YOU Ms Dhillon and the Center for American Liberty for having the guts to challenge this issue of illegals receiving support from our taxes that should be helping our own citizens!

  5. G M German says

    Brava, Harmeet! Nice to see that some people not only believe in the rule of law, but are willing to defend it!

  6. At the rate of change in this state we may be headed for bankruptcy. Oh, change the name officially to the People’s Socialist Republic of Commiefornia.

  7. Mary M Cunningham says

    That money would have no oversights and you wonder whose pocket it is really going to. Not only illegal in concept but corruption in that system is rampant. High salaries to managers and high rents to facility owners with little to the poor. Very little of California’s budget has fiscal oversights. We are run by criminals and traitors.

  8. GAVIN PIECE OF SHIT NEWSOM IS TAKING MONEY OUT OF “LEGAL” RESIDENTS POCKETS AT THE TIME OF AN NATIONAL EMERGENCY TO GIVE TAXPAYER MONEY TO ILLEGALS….That is the DEMOCRAP WAY….SCREW LEGAL TAXPAYING CITIZENS FOR ILLEGAL MEXICAN GARBAGE…Charges should be filed against Gavin Newsom and Javier Becerra….prosecute both of them

    • The Captive says

      I know someone who believes what gruesome-newsome says -simply because he tosses words out there that may mean something—(all must wear masks ) This friend does not understand it is CONTROL that we are under and it is part of his CON. Yes he still wants to slip and scam his money past us and with NO ACCOUNTABILITY he gets away with “murder”. I hate it and hate him and his criminal Democrats
      Newsome,Becerra -Pelousi-hitlery etc they all need to be on trial. Cater to the poor and ignorant or just plain stupid whatever–to scam us of our taxes. .

  9. why do we have to take care of illegals ? When there are the legal are homeless and living on road ? Why dont you build homes for home less with that money ?

  10. Gov Newsom is breaking the law. Why are voters in so many states, so stupid? They continue to elect these AH’s over and over again.

  11. barb harden says

    Newsom enjoys spending other people’s money, i.e. our taxes. Closed businesses, house arrest for the people who would spend money in those establishments = no income from taxes = State bankruptcy. I fail to see how he thinks this sceniero will help him (in his own mind only) get elected as President?!
    There seems to be a strong consensus of opinion about how Newsom is running aka ruining CA. What can we do about it before we find ourselves in a gulag? Thank goodness for Dhillon Law Group, in conjunction with the Center for American Liberty (501.c3) taking a stand! What can we do to help? Vote. Write to all CA representatives sharing the reasons what Newsom is doing wrong and the harm it will do. Get others to do the same. Also write the US President pointing out the same issues to him and to his staff. It is so frustrating it literally makes my skin crawl at the laws being broken by Newsom and his legislature.

  12. Hat’s off to the Great Americans that got this trash and corruption into the court and in the lime light of political scam……..let’s have some more politicians schemes put out in the sun……

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