Gov. Newsom Plans to Give Taxpayers Money to Illegal Immigrants
California Governor and Democrat Gavin Newsom announced that he plans to allocate a whopping $75 million as economic relief for illegal immigrants.
The state will be the first to provide funding for those who did not qualify for the administration’s $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. According to the California governor, the state will provide $500 payments to 150,000 illegal immigrants who have been economically affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
In his statement, Newsom said, “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.” The governor cited that a meager 10% of the state’s workforce consists of illegal aliens.
Moreover, Newsom believed that it is time for California to give back, especially since illegal immigrants have contributed $2.5 billion in the state taxes in 2019. Newsom added that California plans to partner with regional NGOs to decide and choose potential recipients for the program.
However, not everyone is happy with Newsom’s payout. California’s Republican state Senate Leader Shannon Grove ripped the governor, stating that there are more federal programs that needed the state funding. Instead, Grove cited that Newson should spend the taxpayer’s money on food banks, as well as on education and local governments who had been affected by the pandemic. Grove added that Newson had “irresponsibly” prioritized the Democrat’s political agenda, instead of putting the state’s most urgent needs On the other hand, Trump’s promise to provide a stimulus for millions of Americans began arriving on Wednesday. As the public received immediate relief, there were reportedly minor glitches in the system. Some of those who have received the stimulus went on to social media, sharing that their deceased relatives received a direct deposit on their bank accounts. Other bank websites also crashed due to the influx and heavy traffic.
Moreover, the administration was poised to resolve another problem in the business sector. In a report by USA Today, the media outlet claimed that federal funding for small businesses was close to nothing.
In fact, as much as 90% of the $349 billion that was allocated for the Paycheck Protection Program have been depleted. Initially, the program was meant to provide government assistance for small businesses that were struggling due to the ongoing economic crisis. However, these businesses continued to face uncertainty.
The Democratic Party, headed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, had successfully blocked the bill that was supposed to replenish the small business loans for the sake of their own political agenda. In her recent statement with Senate Minority Chuck Schumer, Pelosi refused to back down, despite the mounting pressure for congressional leaders in providing immediate action.
As a result, Sen. Marc Rubio, chair of the Senate Small Business Committee, delivered the grim news that the loan program would have to wait. In a Twitter post, Rubio condemned Pelosi and her party members for their actions. “Now 700,000 small business applications are in limbo,” Rubio wrote. He also added that “no new loans will be made until the game of chicken in Congress ends & additional $ approved,” citing that the partisanship and politics were “inexcusable.”
Sadly it appears #PPP will grind to a halt tonight as the limit on $ allocated to guarantee #PPPloans about to be hit.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) April 15, 2020
Now 700000 small business applications are in limbo & no new loans will be made until the game of chicken in Congress ends & additional $ approved.