(Tea Party PAC) – On Friday, the Democrats introduced a measure to amend the already $2 trillion CARES Act which would extend the cash payments to benefit illegal aliens.
Ah, there it is.
We should have known they’d try to do something like this.
The measure was introduced by Reps. Lou Correa (CA), Judy Chu (CA), and Raúl Grijalva (AZ), all Democrats, and is dubbed the Leave No Taxpayer Behind Act.
The CARES Act, signed into law last week, is the $2 trillion emergency economic relief designed to help American citizens during this time of unprecedented economic hardship.
And they want to extend it to non-citizens.
The CARES Act currently requires recipients to have a Social Security number.
ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers) taxpayers, who include foreign nationals and illegal aliens, are ineligible for cash assistance.
According to the press release issued by its Democrat authors, this is an “egregious error.”
“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.
“I was appalled to learn hardworking, taxpaying immigrants were left out of the $2 trillion CARES Act,” Correa said in a statement:
These taxpayers work in critical sectors of our economy, like agriculture, and contribute greatly to our country. While many of us sit at home, these hardworking immigrants are still at work in our hospitals, our fields, and countless other industries. The coronavirus doesn’t care about a person’s wealth, job, or immigration status. 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.
Chu concurred, declaring that our economy will not be able to survive the crisis if we are “excluding entire segments of the population” and added that the virus “does not care about immigration status.”
“Immigrants—regardless of their status—are taxpayers who are working in some of the most important jobs keeping our economy running during this difficult time. COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate,” Grijalva said.
“Our relief programs shouldn’t discriminate against those who need help during this crisis, and this legislation ensures that immigrants with ITINs can get the economic relief they deserve,” he continued.
The bill has the stamp of approval from members of the radical left “Squad,” Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ilhan Omar (D-MN).
AOC started the trend of calling for checks to extend to illegal aliens.
“To clarify, $1200 checks are ONLY going to some w/social sec numbers, NOT immigrants w/ tax IDs (ITINs),” she tweeted after the bipartisan stimulus bill passed the Senate unanimously. “Thanks to GOP, these checks will be cut off the backs of *taxpaying immigrants,* who get nothing”:
To clarify, $1200 checks are ONLY going to some w/social sec numbers, NOT immigrants w/ tax IDs (ITINs).
Thanks to GOP, these checks will be cut off the backs of *taxpaying immigrants,* who get nothing. Many are essential workers who pay more taxes than Amazon.
Wall St gets $4T
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 26, 2020
The 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.