New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez makes heads spin with her radical and dangerous ideas.
She consistently attacks the President while spewing her own radical socialist rhetoric.
And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made this coronavirus announcement that could spell danger.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of her radical liberal squad have spoken out against the recent economic relief checks sent out to citizens of our country who are suffering under the weight of the coronavirus.
The “Squad” is speaking out against the bill, which was created and passed by both sides of Congress, for not including illegal immigrants in the package.
They believe that those who have entered our country illegally should receive the same benefits — or more — than our own citizens receive.
This move could be dangerous.
It would both take away money from the citizens of this country who are suffering the most, and it may invite more immigrants to enter this country illegally to receive those benefits.
Daily Caller reports:
Democratic lawmakers in Congress are calling on the federal government to make illegal aliens eligible for federal relief amid the coronavirus pandemic, while local and state Democratic leaders have already made their coffers available for those living unlawfully in the country.
President Donald Trump signed the CARES Act on March 27, making $2.2 trillion in stimulus funds available for families and U.S. businesses hurting under the coronavirus-induced lockdown. The relief package not only provides up to $10 million in forgivable loans for each small business, but also $1,200 to single Americans who make $75,000 or less a year.
“I was appalled to learn hardworking, taxpaying immigrants were left out of the $2 trillion CARES Act,” California Rep. Lou Correa said in a statement released on April 3. Correa, along with 49 other House Democrats, supports the Leave No Taxpayer Behind Act which, if passed into law, would allow illegal aliens to tap into the funds provided by the CARES Act.
“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,” Correa continued.
Among the sponsors of the Leave No Taxpayer Behind Act are Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. All three are members of the so-called “squad” within the House Democratic caucus, a group of four first-term progressive women.
Tlaib, for example, has proposed that the federal government issue pre-loaded debit cards with $2,000 for every individual in the country — even illegal aliens who have lived in the U.S. for as few as three months. These debit cards would be recharged with $1,000 every month until one year after the coronavirus crisis ends.
Ocasio-Cortez and her squad are not the only radical leftists who believe illegal immigrants should be included in the package.
California Governor Newsom has also spoken up for those living and working in his state, stating that he wishes to see aid provided for them as well.
Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom also confirmed that he is working with state legislators on a “Disaster Relief Fund” that would provide cash payments to those living unlawfully in the state until they are able to return to work or the state emergency proclamation has ended. Legislative leaders at the state capitol said talks are underway, and with the legislative body controlled by a Democratic supermajority, passage of such a proposal is likely.
“Californians care deeply about undocumented residents in this state,” Newsom said about the negotiations.
Trillions of dollars have already been spent to provide for the citizens of this country most in need.
At a time when the economy is so fragile, hard choices must be made by the leaders of this country. There are thousands of citizens who are still in need even after receiving the first economic relief check.