Democrats are constantly cooking up ways to give away taxpayers’ hard-earned money.
One state’s latest scheme to funnel money to illegal aliens was beyond the pale.
And Ron DeSantis went nuclear on a blue state for giving taxpayers this punch in the gut.
The state of Washington was caught red-handed sending pandemic-relief money intended to help local governments straight into the pockets of illegal aliens.
President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act created the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) was intended to help state and local governments bounce back from the pandemic.
A report by the Economic Policy Innovation Center (EPIC) found money from the SLFRF program was redirected by the Democrat-controlled Washington State Legislature toward payments for illegal aliens.
$340 million of the more than $4 billion in SLFRF funding that Washington received from the federal government was used to send $1,000 checks to illegal aliens residing in the state.
The state created an Immigrant Relief Fund in 2020 to give money to illegal aliens who were ineligible for federal pandemic relief payments.
Washington officials said the money was a chance “to help people who may have been left out of other federal and state resources to address the economic impact of the pandemic.”
Illegal aliens were prevented by federal law from receiving pandemic relief money, but Washington’s state legislature ignored it.
“This means the Biden Administration directly subsidized ‘undocumented’ immigration under the guise of COVID-19 pandemic relief,” the EPIC report stated.
The payments were also designed to not hurt the illegal alien’s chances of getting legal residence in the U.S.
“Even though this check is public assistance because it is being funneled through a so-called COVID program, it would not constitute welfare in such a way that would prevent someone from receiving a permanent resident card,” the EPIC report explained.
Washington used a similar scheme to misappropriate federal pandemic relief money to send checks to illegal aliens during the Trump Presidency.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis reacted on social media to The Blaze senior editor Daniel Horowitz by posting a story from the New York Post on Washington’s illegal alien giveaway.
“This is how much they hate us,” Horowitz commented on the story.
“Sending $1k checks to illegal aliens — from COVID funds no less — is the political equivalent of flipping off every taxpayer and productive citizen,” DeSantis remarked.
Sending $1k checks to illegal aliens — from COVID funds no less — is the political equivalent of flipping off every taxpayer and productive citizen. https://t.co/cZXRKEReLP
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantis) February 7, 2024
Democrats are putting Americans last in their rush to hand out taxpayer money to illegal aliens.
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