WASHINGTON D.C. - A week ago, several members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus sent a letter to House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, asking that the nation's 700,000 recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program be considered eligible for the same monetary relief that Americans may receive from the federal government, due to the Coronavirus shutdown.
“We must include language to provide these productive, taxpaying, law-abiding citizens a permanent equitable solution, once and for all. We all know these young people are Americans in every sense except on paper. We cannot allow these young people to be sent back to a country they do not know and in which they may not have access to healthcare,” read the letter. The following members signed the letter:
-Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA)
-Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA)
-Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY)
-Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL)
-Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA)
-Rep. Juan Vargas (D-CA)
-Rep. Jesús García (D-IL)
So, not only was the economic package for businesses and individuals who are now struggling with little to no income, during this unprecedented crisis held up by the Democrats' add-ons, such as money for solar panels, windmills, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, etc. (including an additional $300 million to the Public Broadcasting System), now a new debate on amnesty is undoubtedly brewing on Capitol Hill.
The legislation that was proposed and passed by the Senate and House, includes a check in the amount of $1,200 to every working American making less than $75,000 annually. So, assuming that every 'DREAMER' qualifies for the payment under the income requirement, that amounts to an additional $840 million for illegal aliens.
In conclusion, working Americans (You know, the actual ones, not the “Americans in every sense except on paper”), will have to continue to wait in line behind those here illegally...As usual!