House Bill Will Give Direct Payments To Illegal Immigrants

Mish

The House today passed a $3 trillion aid package that sloshes around money seemingly everyplace.

Under threat of a progressive revolt, the House Narrowly Passes $3 Trillion Aid Package

The House narrowly passed a sprawling, $3 trillion coronavirus-relief package Friday night, capping a weeklong effort by Democratic leaders to quash rebellions from various wings of their party.

The House bill includes about $1 trillion in direct aid to states and localities, including grants and education assistance, to deal with the effects of the pandemic. It would put a new round of one-time cash payments into Americans’ bank accounts, extend the duration of enhanced jobless benefits, help cover some rents and mortgages, forgive some student-loan debt and send premium pay to essential workers in fields such as health care.

The bill overcame a key hurdle Friday night when Democratic leaders were able to beat back a Republican effort to strip out a contentious provision enabling undocumented immigrants who have tax identification numbers to receive direct stimulus payments. Key blocs of liberal and Hispanic lawmakers had threatened to oppose the overall bill if that measure were removed, but voting to preserve it was a political challenge for more centrist Democrats, particularly those in districts won by President Trump.

Republicans made clear that the bill has no prospect of advancing in the GOP-led Senate. “It’s a parade of absurdities that can hardly be taken seriously,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said Thursday on Fox News. Mr. McConnell said that he had spoken recently with President Trump and cabinet officials and that they agree another bill is probably necessary but that “it’s not going to be a $3 trillion left-wing wish list like the speaker is apparently going to try to jam down the throats of her majority.”

Undocumented Definition

Undocumented means illegal.

But it is politically incorrect to be correct. 

Dead on Arrival

The bill of course is dead on arrival in the Senate. 

Heck even 14 Democrats could not stomach the bill, and that's saying quite a lot.

Undocumented Giveaway in California

Meanwhile, in California, Governor Newsom will give $125 million to "undocumented immigrants" affected by coronavirus. 

They can apply for Covid-19 Relief starting Monday.

California is home to more than 2 million undocumented immigrants who aren’t eligible to receive unemployment or stimulus checks from the government.

But the state has set up funding to help support them during the coronavirus crisis, providing $125 million through a public-private partnership. It’s been touted as the first fund of its kind to support undocumented immigrants. The state will contribute $75 million to the fund, with the remaining $50 million coming from private philanthropic partners.

Public-Private Giveaway

California is willing to give $75 million in taxpayer money to illegal immigrants if private philanthropic partners contribute $50 million to the pot. 

Lovely.

This Mess Could Have Been Largely Solved

On January 24, 2018, Democrats offered Trump $20 billion for a wall. .

Senate minority leader Schumer went to the White House and told Trump he could have his wall. “The president picked a number for the wall, and I accepted it,” Schumer recalled in the midst of the shutdown. He had agreed to a significant sum of money for the wall—reported to be $20 billion, though the Democrat’s office will neither confirm nor deny that figure—in exchange for Trump’s support of permanent protections for the nearly 700,000 young undocumented immigrants covered under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Negotiation Points

  • Dreamers need to verify address
  • Dreamers need to have no criminal background
  • Dreamers need to have been in the US for x number of years (x negotiable)
  • Dreamers need to apply for a Dreamer's Card and will immediately be accepted if they meet the above criteria
  • Dreamers not applying for a card and caught in a crime would immediately be deported
  • e-Verify tightened

That was one hell of a great starting point that Schumer threw on Trump's lap.

Instead, Trump got next to nothing for a wall and we still have an immigration mess.

Some of these illegals have been here 5 years or longer, have kids that are US citizens, and are productive members of society. 

Instead of verifying criminal backgrounds and granting a path for citizenship for those who have been her five years or more, the plan is to slosh around money to  all the illegals on a first come first serve basis in California, and to all of them in the House Plan.

This kind of progressive nonsense will not help the Democrats in  November.

Mish 

Comments (68)
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numike
numike

yayaya When do I get my check??

Sechel
Sechel

when billions are thrown at business interests i view the republican position as nothing more than demagoguery. this isn't about pragmatism or solving a problem at all.

Blurtman
Blurtman

To criticize illegal aliens is racism, according to many. But the actual race is never defined. Weird.

tokidoki
tokidoki

ZeroHedge might get this one right. In order for more trillions to pass, we need another market crash.

Captain Ahab
Captain Ahab

This 'nonsense' will bring votes galore, not necessarily from US citizens. It is why I bought gold some two years ago. The ship is going down, and the lifeboats were built in China.

gregggg
gregggg

BrainDamagedBiden
BrainDamagedBiden

Given the Dimocrats total lack of understanding of economics, this is no surprise. Import voters and pay them. What could go wrong: except the destruction of the nation. Adios America!

channelstuffing
channelstuffing

This is a bailout for the state disguised as stimulus,just like the last "stimulus"bill was a bailout for corporations and another multi trillion back door bailout for banks (again)!Main street will get another $1200 tip to make it look legit,but it's stimulus in name only!

shamrock
shamrock

If Trump have given amnesty he would have lost half his supporters, at least.

shamrock
shamrock

$60k a year in unemployment and food stamps until Jan 2021, even if you were only making $20k while working. How is that fair to the people who are still busting their asses, risking their lives, and getting $30k? If you want to be generous, match state benefits 50c on the dollar. Then people top out at 75% of their original salary plus $1,000 month in food stamps.

CautiousObserver
CautiousObserver

Handing money out to everyone who can fog a mirror in the name of stopping a health crises is completely insane. It is especially insane that government will pay people more to be unemployed than to be employed. Our congress should take a break from spending long enough to figure out if there is something they can do that is helpful other than give everybody money the US must borrow into existence.

If the MATH+ treatment protocol keeps people out of ICU and off of ventilators as the ER doctors who explain it claim it does, then our leaders are totally going the wrong direction. Even if the current path they are on does not completely fail, with everyone wearing masks and PPE and observing social distancing until a vaccine is developed, productivity will fall and costs will increase over the next 12+ months so much that the economic hit is guaranteed to be huge and long lasting. That economic hit may be avoidable.

I think the correct course is to set up many temporary field hospitals dedicated to COVID-19 patients and supply them with plenty of Methylprednisolone, Ascorbic Acid IV, Thiamine, Heparin, Vitamin D, and Zinc (M.A.T.H.+). The field hospitals can be a mixture of small and large leased locations. Then, let...the...virus...rip. No PPE, no social distancing, no anything. Anyone in a high risk group can choose to isolate themselves and wear N95 masks at their own discretion. People who get COVID-19 and need medical intervention will go to one of the field hospitals and receive MATH+ to get them through. The field hospitals should be able to expand enough to handle the volume of patients because only a cot, food and IV drugs are needed. ICU and other hospital level care is not required. Society will have herd immunity in 2 or 3 months and life will return to normal afterward. It is a plan that is reasonably short, has a definitive end, and the vast majority of people will get to the other side with immunity where society can recover. Those who choose to isolate themselves can take the vaccine if and when it becomes available.

That should be the plan, yes? What am I missing?

Jdog1
Jdog1

How about we end aid to everyone and let everyone stand on their own feet?

Jdog1
Jdog1

The most beautiful sight I could ever hope to see would be Nancy Pelosi hanging by her neck from a lamp post.....

Webej
Webej

If we can do so much good with Tr$3, why don't we spend Tr$30. After all, according to Cuomo and the Dems, every life is priceless, which is a hell of a lot more than even Tr$30.

Bam_Man
Bam_Man

This is Rome, 475 A.D.

Prepare yourselves accordingly.

CzarChasm-Reigns
CzarChasm-Reigns

What have vee got here: partisan politiczs as usual?
Are zee Repugnicants screaming "Wrong paperz! No money for you!" again?
I call foul on use of the term "undocumented" when the PEOPLE in question have "TAX ID'S".
From the article: a "provision enabling undocumented immigrants WHO HAVE tax identification numbers to receive direct stimulus payments."

For those lacking the compassion gene, the catch phrase "Leave no taxpayer behind" may resonate more.

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

Welcome to George Costanza's Human Fund - Money for People.

Rbm
Rbm

Well the way i see it. If the republicans really want to stop illegals. They would stiffen the fines on companies hiring them. To the pt where businesses would not hire them. Of course they would have to raise wages to motivate Americans to do those jobs. Which would save money on boarder control /cost of a wall. Its everything republicans want. Oh except corporate profits for their actual base. So its the same ole hot topic The use to divided us since i can remember. Same with guns/ abortion /ect.

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

Frankly, it is issues like this and even legal immigration visas (H1B, L1 etc) for labor that will cause the Democrats to lose. They simply cannot get on the right side of these issues anymore. Trump is the only one that is with American citizens in this right. The Republicans and Democrats both are owned by corporations that want cheap labor. Trump will have success if he pivots to this issue come fall.

Carbs
Carbs

I am probably being cynical here, but I think Pelosi wants the bill to be dead in the Senate. She/Dems need to help all the people in dire situations, but if there is too much help then that would boost Trump in November. People vote with their wallets, and empty wallets will favor change. With this bill, she and Democrats can take credit for trying to help without actually helping. They need enough garbage in the bill to make sure the Republicans can't stomach it. If Republicans/Trump somehow decide to pass it, that is a win for her/Dems too. Its a win either way for Democrats.

Propertea
Propertea

Republicans: Socialism for Wall Street, capitalism for the working class! How dare those Democrats spend even 1% of the printing press on Mexican taxpayers!

How about freedom and personal responsibility? No walls, no free money, just freedom.

Jojo
Jojo

Endless debt

Jojo
Jojo

Newsom and Breed (mayor of SF) have also spent a lot of money moving the homeless into individual hotel rooms, supposedly to reduce the possible transmission of CV19. They also get their addictions taken care of with free delivery of alcohol and cigarettes (and drugs?).

Of course, there is no plan as to what to do with the homeless in these hotel rooms once the economy is reopened and the hotel managers no longer want them in their hotels. Or if they will be able to clean the bed bugs left behind.

Jojo
Jojo

The local papers here in the SF Bay Area are running daily stories about Newsom and politicians of all stripes crying crocodile tears about CA's anticipated $54 billion budget shortfall, how many "services" are going to have to be cut and how many civil service workers are going to have to be fired IF Washington DC doesn't come through with massive $$$! CA chose to shutdown the economy, listening to the white lab coats instead of common sense. Now the price must be paid. Actions have consequences!

May 15, 2020
No Blue State Bailouts: Hold Democrats Accountable for Democrats’ Policies
By William Sullivan

Invigilator
Invigilator

We got this problem in the UK but its a no-brainer if the migrant has a tax number. That means that they are 'documented' and have been paying in.

What is incomprehensible is the millions of 'off the books' workers in the retarded / backward southern EU. Many are multiple generations working for the same 'family' business but none actually exist there; none have ever paid into the system or had any protection from Worker's Rights. So in a Covid-19 crisis like now getting no help from the State.

Yet the southern ex-fascist EU has several decades of their absurd version of socialism and workers rights politics that specifically apes the longer, more established - century or more old socialism in the evolved EU. So obviously - as these millions of 'off the books' workers show - a total, expensive (as their elections get millions in EU funds) irrelevance to the elite business owners!

Montana33
Montana33

Every State with a huge farming industry (like California) is completely reliant on undocumented labor. One proposed solution is to put an ICE agent at every farm during planting and harvesting season. Our food prices would rise but that's the trade off. Illegal labor would not exist without illegal employers.

TimeToTest
TimeToTest

Swing for the fences. You are either playing offense of defense in life.

The dems are very good at playing offense. That’s why things keep pushing left.

Jdog1
Jdog1

Liberalism does not have to be logical, or truthful, as those who practice it do not understand either...

Montana33
Montana33

I don't think this bill is dead on arrival. Republican Senators want to get reelected and financially help their States too. House Democrats threw in a bunch of stuff to negotiate away like saving the US post office and helping immigrants, but Republicans always do the same and throw in different things like killing Planned Parenthood or directing public money to private schools. McConnell may let some Senators vote against his version, but the States will receive a massive infusion of cash. Everyone spends money in Washington. Watch what they do, not what they say.

Six000mileyear
Six000mileyear

California governor Newsom floated the idea of cutting government salaries 10%. This is to help pay for handouts to illegal aliens the state so graciously welcomed in "sanctuary cities"

Jojo
Jojo

And of course:

16 May 20
U.S. Secret Service: “Massive Fraud” Against State Unemployment Insurance Programs

A well-organized Nigerian crime ring is exploiting the COVID-19 crisis by committing large-scale fraud against multiple state unemployment insurance programs, with potential losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a new alert issued by the U.S. Secret Service.

Mspehn
Mspehn

Red herring Mr. Purple I've heard it ever since I was in social work school.
Why don't we allow some States to go bankrupt and see who will work for what money.
Pay a fair amount of money for goods made in the United States from Americans.
Virus won't last because everything in China a throw away.

JRGene
JRGene

Illegals are illegals not 'dreamer's They shouldn't get a dime.


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