California Will Send Cash to Illegals Costing Taxpayers $75 Million
Article from The Daily Wire by James Barrett.
In a move that will cost taxpayers in California $75 million, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that the state will give up to 150,000 illegal aliens $500 each as part of its coronavirus relief efforts. In announcing the state’s Disaster Relief Fund specifically designed for that purpose, California is now the first state to give coronavirus cash to illegal immigrants. The move comes as Californians have been hit particularly hard by the economic crisis resulting from state-mandated shutdowns.
“We feel a deep sense of gratitude for people that are in fear of deportations that are still addressing essential needs of tens of millions of Californians,” Newsom said Wednesday in announcing his decision to direct $75 million of taxpayer money to the relief fund.
Illegal immigrants, of which there are an estimated 2.2 million in California, comprise some 10% of the state’s workforce and account for some $2.5 billion in state and local taxes, the governor claimed.
One potential problem with the plan is widespread fear among illegal immigrants about coming in contact with government entities. In part to address that issue, California state officials will not be the ones deciding which illegal immigrants receive the cash.
Read the entire article at The Daily Wire.
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That’s great as long as its California tax payers that foot the bill,other wise they should receive anything from the tax payers.
Couldn’t agree more. It makes NO SENSE to me that a state governor in another state from mine should be allowed to unilaterally raise my taxes. I kept hoping that CALEXIT was real.
Problem is..Everytime Mexifornia needs cash they come crawling begging to Trump!!
Still buying their votes, eh? I guess SanFranGram Nan needs all she can get, since true Americans shun her.
You are so right! They need those votes! What has happened to my Golden State is disgusting & disgraceful!!!
. . . wondering just when the CA taxpayers are going to revolt. Peaceful demonstrations go to closed ears. Money (or lack of revenue) does.
Take the money out of Pelosi and Schiiffs bank accounts!
Absolutely agree 😎
CA is aching to start a civil war.
Absolutely correct. He is nothing but a communist and should be arrested for perjury of Oath which is treason, prosecuted and hung at sunrise.
CA governor is, after all, gran nans nephew. Live what you learn and are taught. Y’all know how to vote to stop the demand for the hunt for your Benjamin’s, your power. Take it back at the polls! eGA
End all federal money to any state that gives money or has sanctuary cities. You will see how fast they change when the bank ends
Great idea. But then you know Nancy…
California is contracting with Motel 6 for housing. I’m appalled. I would have expected the Hilton. I’m sure the homeless will not check out and move back into the streets. Perhaps the Hilton, they would feel under dressed and not as easy to park the shopping cart close to the door.
The only thing Newsom should be giving illegals is a one way ticket to Mexico.
Have all actors and ghost pay for them.
Could work. Lure them in, arrest them and deport them.
Another problem with this is most of the money the illegals receive will likely be sent to their countries amd not actually spent here in California. How is it that the illegals seem to have more rights and freebies than the legal citizens of California????? this is a legal way of buying votes, the illegals will vote for the DemocRats giving them the freebies 6 days to Sunday and twice on Sunday! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Attention California Residents: Whether you vote or not, you pay taxes to the state in various ways.
Newsom is giving$ 75,000,000.00 of your tax dollars to illegal immigrants. Are you really happy about that?
If not, Why do you continue to allow these politicians to spend money the way they want to regardless of
HOW you would spend it. Doesn’t make sense to me, Shouldn’t make sense to you either.
Stop voting for these clowns. I believe hey already allow illegals to vote in local elections. when they extend that further, you will never regain representation of your tax money, your laws and YOUR FREEDOM.
THINK ABOUT THAT AND DO SOMETHING TO FIX THE PROBLEM. THE POLITICIANS CERTAINLY WON’T.
Don’t be so hard on the few American Democrats still trying to be heard in California. The elitist are trying to get rid of them and California Americans are pretty much overwhelmed. From what I just read today, California hasn’t cleaned out their voter registration records in quite some time. So, you have to wonder who really won the last election in California?
Actually illegal invaders as we are not allowed to call them illegal immigrants.
Even if Trump ends up giving the states block grants over COVID-19, he should specifically not give money to California, and cite this.
I’m 70 and was born and bred in Kern County where I still live. I have always had a CA zip code, even when I served in the USN (late 60s & very early 70s). Since Brown was re-elected in 2010, and now Newsom, they have declared any and all non-democrat citizens their blood enemies and have repeatedly said so in somewhat disguised terms . I said, “OK, you all are mine then, by default”. Obey nothing coming from Sacramento with the exception of the CHP on the road; they are pretty good guys. That’s my advice.
Hey, cali! don’t forget the 6 billion other people in the world. ! they’re not here yet, but if your lucky and win the Whitehouse, you can bet they’ll be here lickity split !!
I do not believe they contribute any thing near $2.5 billion. It costs the taxpayers of California $23 billion to
feed, clothe and house them. It seems to me the taxpayers are really getting screwed by the Democrats.
The pathetic open border to everyone party. They will destroy California before their are done.
They are total Idiots – take care of our citizens first – unless you can fun the whole world
These states must understand that this cash cow has limits and they must be careful with what money they receive. California should not expect more. I want to know where. Congress is getting this money and how and who will pay it back. Everyone should worry about that.
Isn’t this a violation of immigration law? Harboring? Aiding? If funds are distributed as checks undersigned by the State of California, wouldn’t that produce a record that could be traced to an individual who could be immediately deported? It’s ridiculous.
This is all part of the take down of America. Cause a meltdown of the economy and bankruptcy will abound, businesses, cities, individuals, countries, states and in their eyes and hopes, America. Then the carpetbaggers show up with sweet talk and false promises for a better world. I’m afraid at my age that unless the voting public has an epiphany and votes the scoundrels out I will see America is doomed.
Thats great! Now they can bring another family member illegally to the USA. May as well strap on some drugs on their back for extra money…
This money should not come out of Federal funds. It California would like to do this they should pick up the cost.
Dear Californians: It never gets to illegal aliens. They are ILLEGAL. Do you expect one of them to be on the front page of the L.A. Times complaining that he never got his money. Now my Californians I know EXACTLY where your money will be going. DO YOU?