New York is set to give MASSIVE $15K one-time payments to illegals in the state who lost their jobs during the pandemic:
When the coronavirus arrived in New York City a year ago, it hit enclaves of undocumented immigrants with a fury, killing thousands and wiping out the service and construction jobs that kept many families afloat.
Lifelines like unemployment insurance and federal stimulus checks were out of reach because undocumented people are ineligible for most government aid. Instead, they have relied on food pantries, lenient landlords and loans from friends.
But after a sweeping move by lawmakers this week, New York will now offer one-time payments of up to $15,600 to undocumented immigrants who lost work during the pandemic. The effort — a $2.1 billion fund in the state budget — is by far the biggest of its kind in the country and a sign of the state’s shift toward policies championed by progressive Democrats.
The excluded workers fund, part of the state’s new $212 billion budget deal that was reached on Tuesday, was one of the most contentious points of debate during negotiations, which dragged on past the April 1 deadline.
This is insane. New York is taking an insane amount of taxpayer money to just throw at people who shouldn’t even be here. And we’re not talking chump change either – $15,600 is a massive amount of money! I can’t believe that New York tax payers would actually be okay with this, especially when the state isn’t doing anything special for them.
Also, you think illegals are coming here in historic numbers now? Just wait to they hear about their family members getting the better part of a year’s salary in one check in New York. This will only make the border crisis much worse!
Here’s some reaction: