Liberals Implode Over Relief Package Excluding Illegal Aliens: 'Illogical & Immoral'
Activists blast coronavirus relief package to help Americans
Liberal activists have blasted the recently passed $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill for not including taxpayer funds for illegal immigrants.
The bill will not allow illegal immigrants to receive federal benefits.
But activist argues that the exclusion will put people’s health at risk by forcing illegal immigrants to work in jobs exposing to coronavirus infection.
Campaign director for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, S.G. Sarmiento, said food supply chains are staying afloat because of illegal immigrants working the farms.
“It’s undocumented workers that are still in the fields, still in the factories, still the janitors in the buildings, still looking for work as day laborers,” Sarmiento said.
“From a public health perspective, you cannot have an effective national response to a pandemic that excludes enormous segments of the population. That’s both illogical and immoral.”
The executive director of the Immigration Hub, Tyler Moran, slammed the package for not allowing illegal immigrants to access testing.
“The package does not provide enough access to testing and treatment. … We just think this is totally irresponsible and dangerous and infuriating,” said Moran.
“Everyone’s health literally depends on the health of your neighbor. And guess what? Everyone has an immigrant neighbor.”
According to the Boston Globe:
“They are the hourly employees who work as cooks and dishwashers, cleaners and clerks."
“They are among the more than 250,000 unauthorized immigrants in Massachusetts who account for about 5 percent of the labor force. These immigrants typically pay taxes but don’t qualify for stimulus checks or unemployment benefits, which are reserved for US citizens and those legally authorized to work in the US.”
Earlier this week, Far-left Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has blasted President Donald Trump and Republicans for not giving stimulus checks to illegal aliens.
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The New York socialist lawmaker is furious that the emergency bill passed in the Senate this week, after extensive negotiations, puts Americans first and doesn't prop up illegals with taxpayer money.
AOC slammed the GOP and Trump administration, claiming that the provision that will send money to individuals does not go far enough.
"To clarify, $1200 checks are ONLY going to some w/social sec numbers, NOT immigrants w/ tax IDs (ITINs)," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
"Thanks to GOP, these checks will be cut off the backs of *taxpaying immigrants,* who get nothing," AOC continued.
"Many are essential workers who pay more taxes than Amazon. Wall St gets $4T[.]"
Organizations like the George Soros-funded United We Dream, the National Immigration Law Center, and the National Immigrant Justice Center, are also pleading with the federal government to cut federal checks to illegal aliens.
Officials with the National Immigrant Justice Center posted online:
“Everyone, regardless of immigration status, must have access to testing, medical care & financial relief. Congress must ensure that all Americans can focus on keeping their families & communities safe & healthy."