Democrats Blasted For Amendment To Include Coronavirus Relief Check To Illegals

The House Democrats led by Nancy Pelosi are getting blasted for sponsoring an amendment to the current $2 trillion dollar CARES Act to include checks to illegal aliens. Yes, they are dead serious, and the amendment is co-sponsored by Reps. Alexandria Ocasio Cortex, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib. You don’t want to miss this.

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,” Breitbart reports.

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.

The other huge proponents of extending checks to illegal aliens are “Squad members” Ocasio-Cortez, Omar and Tlaib.

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.”

Americans blasted the Democrats’ plan on social media. 

“This will be vetoed…but the audacity of Dems to try to use our tax $’s so illegal aliens will vote for them. Dems believe Americans are stupid,” tweeted Herbert Reed.

“I guess $2TRILLION in government debt wasn’t enough for Democrats. They want to give it away to non-citizens. What the hell….it’s only paper. Let’s send everyone in the world cash. Why not!” tweeted FightFakeNews.

“SAY NO! This is our taxpayer money & it should go only to American citizens. This is so unfair to the millions who followed the law & became citizens legally. Contact your Reps now!” tweeted “SM45789.”

“Wouldn’t we have a grand country if Democrats represented Americans as well as they did the illegals??” tweeted “Conservative.”

“These Dems sure love to spend our money, don’t they? On illegals. We have homeless vets on the street and this is who they think of. Dems suck,” tweeted SpyGate Down.

The original 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.

The COVID-19 crisis proves why having strong borders are so important. The checks are not going to homeless vets or other Americans like the disabled. Illegals working inside the United States often do not have health insurance.

However, they go to our emergency rooms and receive care no questions asked. They receive life-saving surgeries and have babies at county-run facilities.

Most times they end up not paying and the state absorbs the costs. Their children go to our public schools. These are perks they receive while Americans pick up the tab.

So, the Democrats can make the argument that many of them who work are paying taxes, but they are also receiving government freebies. This is just a sick attempt by the Democrat to pander to illegals, and the truth is if they turn up with COVID-19 they will be treated. This is where we must draw the line. America should be taking care of its own citizens first, period.

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Rebecca Diserio is a conservative writer and speaker who has been featured in numerous high profile publications. She's a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Lakewood, CA and worked as a Critical Care Registered Nurse at USC Medical Center. A former Tea Party spokesman, she helped manage Star Parker’s campaign for US Congress and hosted a popular conservative radio show where she interviewed Dr. Alveda King, Ann Coulter, David Limbaugh, and Michelle Malkin. A police widow, she resides in Southern California.