Democrats Introduce Measure to Extend Coronavirus Relief Check to Illegal Aliens

Democrats really hate the American people.  We are “sheltered in place”, ten million Americans have lost their jobs, our kids are not getting an education—whole town are closed.  Yet, they are still thinking of those who violate our laws.  Guv Newsom commuted the sentences of 19 murders.  He and local officials are releasing thousands of criminals from jails and prisons.  Add to that the official policy of California to protect criminals from foreign countries via our sanctuary state policies.  Now Congressional Democrats want to help illegal aliens even more’

“Three House Democrats, Reps. Lou Correa (CA), Judy Chu (CA), and Raúl Grijalva (AZ), introduced the Leave No Taxpayer Behind Act designed to amend the cash payment portion of the CARES Act — the $2 trillion emergency economic relief measure designed to help U.S. citizens who are facing economic hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic — to extend to non-citizens.

Currently, the CARES Act requires recipients to have a Social Security number. ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) taxpayers, which include foreign nationals and those residing in the country illegally, are not eligible and will not receive cash assistance. That is an “egregious error,” according to the Democrats’ press release.

It is no error that American laws do not reward law breakers.  Should honest taxpayer finance dishonest people?  Democrats say yes—what do you say?

Democrats Introduce Measure to Extend Coronavirus Relief Check to Illegal Aliens

Hannah Bleau, Breitbart,  4/4/20  

Democrats on Friday introduced a measure to amend the $2 trillion CARES Act, extending the cash payment benefit to non-citizens, including illegal aliens.

Three House Democrats, Reps. Lou Correa (CA), Judy Chu (CA), and Raúl Grijalva (AZ), introduced the Leave No Taxpayer Behind Act designed to amend the cash payment portion of the CARES Act — the $2 trillion emergency economic relief measure designed to help U.S. citizens who are facing economic hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic — to extend to non-citizens.

Currently, the CARES Act requires recipients to have a Social Security number. ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) taxpayers, which include foreign nationals and those residing in the country illegally, are not eligible and will not receive cash assistance. That is an “egregious error,” according to the Democrats’ press release.

“The Leave No Taxpayer Behind Act amends the CAREs Act to ensure that all taxpayers are eligible for their $1,200 relief check,” the release states:

Every individual taxpayer irrespective of citizenship status should receive government assistance. With more than 140,000 coronavirus cases in the United States, it is imperative we come together. This pandemic has led to the closure of many small businesses, which will have a disproportionate impact on immigrants. The “Leave No Taxpayer Behind” Act will ensure immigrants critical to our economy are not forgotten.

“I was appalled to learn hardworking, taxpaying immigrants were left out of the $2 trillion CARES Act,” Correa said in a statement:

These taxpayers work in critical sectors of our economy, like agriculture, and contribute greatly to our country. While many of us sit at home, these hardworking immigrants are still at work in our hospitals, our fields, and countless other industries. The coronavirus doesn’t care about a person’s wealth, job, or immigration status. By casting out immigrants, we are placing some of our most vulnerable residents in grave danger. Every individual taxpayer, irrespective of citizenship status, needs government assistance now.

Chu agreed, proclaiming that the U.S. economy cannot survive the crisis by “excluding entire segments of the population” and added that the virus “does not care about immigration status.”

“Immigrants—regardless of their status—are taxpayers who are working in some of the most important jobs keeping our economy running during this difficult time. COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate,” Grijalva said, echoing his counterparts.

“Our relief programs shouldn’t discriminate against those who need help during this crisis, and this legislation ensures that immigrants with ITINs can get the economic relief they deserve,” he continued.

Cosponsors of the legislation include key members of the far-left “Squad” — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

Ocasio-Cortez was among the first to issue a public complaint on benefits failing to extend to non-citizens, whether lawful or unlawful.

“To clarify, $1200 checks are ONLY going to some w/social sec numbers, NOT immigrants w/ tax IDs (ITINs),” she wrote after the Senate unanimously passed the bipartisan bill. “Thanks to GOP, these checks will be cut off the backs of *taxpaying immigrants,* who get nothing”:

The bipartisan bill, which President Trump signed last week, will provide a $1,200 check to U.S. citizens making up to $75,000 annually. Families making $150,000 per year or less will be eligible for $2,400 in cash relief, with $500 per child.

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Comments

  1. As usual, the far left propagandists for the illegal aliens either don’t know the facts or don’t care about the truth. An illegal alien can get an ITIN by CLAIMING he owes some taxes. In other words, they are voluntarily writing to the IRS to ASK to pay taxes. Who is stupid enough to do that? The reality is that the illegals are getting the ITIN numbers so they can defraud the IRS. You see, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and the Earned income Child tax credit are REFUNDABLE credits. Meaning you get them when you owe nothing to the government. So they file a form saying they had $8,000 in income, which is far below the standard deduction, so they pay no tax. BUT as “hard working” folks, they qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit, and get a check from Uncle Sam. By 2010, they had stolen $14 billion from the U.S. government. That included $4.2 billion in 2010. See https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditreports/2011reports/201141061fr.html. This will lead you to the IG report. And that was 10 years ago. They are undoubtedly stealing twice that amount now. Yep, tell me again about those “hard working” illegals, and how they all pay taxes.

  2. As a California resident who PAYS A SHITLOAD OF TAXES thinks this is a FUCKING DISGRACE. The american taxpayers do not owe ILLEGALS ONE DIME. This is how fucked of California really is, these ASS WIPE DEMOCRATES ARE A JOKE…In November a clear message will be sent to ALL DEMWITS..California will continue to CHEAT IN STATE WIDE ELECTIONS. It is always funny to see a whole bunch of ballots that haven’t been counted and it is a box of Ballot HARVESTING which is ILLEGAL in all but a few states and they are ALWAYS BLUE….Democrates in this STATE SUCK

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