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Democrat-led State Allegedly Funneled $340M in COVID Funds to Immigrants

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 relief and food programs, including the Immigrant Relief Fund (IRF) and the Food Production Paid Leave Program (FPPLP), are under scrutiny for potentially channeling federal pandemic funds to ineligible undocumented immigrants through $1,000 checks.

The IRF aimed to provide non-repayable aid to individuals excluded from government-sponsored assistance programs, distributing $127.6 million between October 2020 and May 2021.

This allocation, sourced from the federal American Rescue Plan Act, has raised concerns about indirectly subsidizing undocumented immigration.

Inslee said, “We have to ensure that no one in our state is left behind as we fight this pandemic as COVID-19 doesn’t care what your immigration status is.”

“This is the right thing for the well-being of individuals, the health of their colleagues, and the safety of our communities,” continued the governor’s statement.

The situation arises amid broader discussions about illegal immigration in the U.S. and ongoing Senate deliberations on addressing illegal border crossings.

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