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Dem states earmark millions to give migrants cash

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Several Democrat-run states and cities in the US allocated millions of dollars in COVID-19 financial aid programs to support undocumented immigrants.

These programs, funded by the American Rescue Plan, provided cash payments to illegal immigrants, with Washington, Illinois, and New Jersey being notable examples.

“This means the Biden Administration directly subsidized ‘undocumented’ immigration under the guise of COVID-19 pandemic relief,” an Economic Policy Innovation Center report stated.

The Biden administration’s use of COVID funds for this purpose has drawn criticism, with concerns raised about the strain on local resources.

The surge in migrants at the US southern border has further exacerbated the situation, leading to budget cuts in some cities and a call for Congressional action to address the humanitarian crisis.

“The COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund was highly publicized and repeatedly funded by the Legislature. It ran from 2020 to 2023,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee spokesperson Mike Faulk said. “Folks would do well to familiarize themselves with the disparate health impacts that faced communities of color and immigrants during the pandemic.”

“All Washingtonians were impacted by COVID regardless of where they came from, and our state was proud to help as many of our residents as possible during an unprecedented disaster,” he added.

“States and cities cannot indefinitely respond to the subsequent strain on state and local resources without Congressional action,” Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and eight Democrat governors wrote.

“Today, we began making the hard decisions to reduce department budgets and begin reducing migrant services,” Denver Mayor Mike Johnston said. “Denverites have done their part, the city will do our part. The federal government failed to do their part. Addressing this crisis will require shared sacrifice, but we will continue to work together to meet this moment.”

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