As Breitbart News reported, California Governor Gavin Newsom is allegedly considering the possibility of giving cash payments to illegal immigrants in the state of California, as part of Golden State “Disaster Relief Fund.”
When asked if this was being considered, Newsom responded, “all of that is being considered.”
Reportedly, Newsom said that the stimulus package, which he hopes to roll out in May, will have “some economic stimulus strategies at a state level, not just waiting for the federal government to do that for us.”
He continued, “Californians care deeply about undocumented residents in this state.”
If you don’t believe undocumented workers should have access to relief during #COVID19, does that mean you’re willing return the billions they pay in taxes each year? Will you defund your schools?
Or, in this moment, will we recognize that we should just take care of each other?
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 8, 2020
Our undocumented workers are either on the frontlines as essential workers w/o healthcare, adequate sick days & safety equipment or they’ve lost their job without ability to access the unemployment insurance or stimulus that they have helped pay into. We must do more. https://t.co/xMY6CDctbT
— Lorena (@LorenaSGonzalez) April 7, 2020
According to a report from the Associated Press, “about 2 million people in California” who are “suspected of living in the country illegally.”
More from Breitbart:
Three House Democrats, two of whom are from California (Reps. Judy Chu and Lou Correa), recently introduced the Leave No Taxpayer Behind Act to amend the stimulus bill to issue stimulus cash payments to everyone with an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number), which many illegal immigrants have, who qualifies.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) initially wanted the relief bill to issue cash payments to everyone with an ITIN, and high-profile progressives like Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) have been more vocal about the need to issue cash payments to illegal immigrants with ITINs.
The California Latino Legislative Caucus has reportedly asked Newsom to create the “Disaster Relief Fund” to issue cash payments to illegal immigrants impacted by the coronavirus crisis reportedly “until the state’s emergency proclamation is lifted or they are able to return to work.”