California Governor Planning Taxpayer-Funded Coronavirus Aid for illegal Immigrants
Democrat working to help illegal aliens with COVID-19 relief
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is working on a coronavirus aid plan for the state’s illegal immigrants and others who are not covered by the $2.2 trillion relief package introduced by the government last month.
Democrat Newsom unveiled plans on Tuesday, The Associated Press reported.
“Californians care deeply about undocumented residents in this state,” the governor said.
California Republicans criticized the plan.
“I see the state of California and its budget as a house of cards, and with this coronavirus-induced recession, I’m just trying to figure out where the money would come from,” Republican state Sen. John Moorlach told the AP.
“I would say helping undocumented would be a luxury item.”
Currently, there are around 2 million illegal immigrants in California, according to the California Latino Legislative Caucus.
The Group requested that Newsom create a “disaster relief fund, which is aimed to help immigrants who haven’t been able to work during the state’s stay-at-home order.
Under President Donald Trump's federal relief plan, American adults making less than $75,000 annually will receive checks for $1,200, and couples making less than $150,000 will receive $2,400
Trump told members of the press last week that the reason illegal aliens living in America won't receive coronavirus stimulus checks from the U.S. Government is actually quite simple: "They came in illegally."
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Last week, Newsom said the coronavirus outbreak was an “opportunity” to push progressive policies in his state and across the United States.
Newsom said during a virtual press conference:“
"Absolutely, we see this as an opportunity to reshape the way we do business and how we govern."
The Governor's remarks came following a question about whether he saw “the potential” in the crisis for “a new progressive era” in California.
That shouldn’t put shivers up the spines of one party or the other,” he said.
“I think it’s an opportunity anew for both parties to come together and meet this moment and really start to think more systemically, not situationally, not just about getting out of this moment.”