Metro Migrant Crisis

DESPERATE DEMS: Blue Cities Overrun by Migrants Used COVID Cash to Support Illegals; Report

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.21.24

According to a Fox News report, blue cities and states inundated with migrants from the southern border tapped COVID-19 relief cash in order to support the influx of illegals on their streets.

Tens of millions of dollars in COVID-19 financial assistance went to “undocumented residents.”

From Fox News:

According to a Fox News Digital review of state and local programs, Democrat governors and mayors earmarked at least $517 million for the programs, which generally consisted of providing cash payments to individual illegal immigrants. The funding reviewed by Fox News Digital was drawn from the American Rescue Plan (ARP), the $1.9 trillion federal COVID-19 stimulus package President Biden signed into law in March 2021.

“This means the Biden Administration directly subsidized ‘undocumented’ immigration under the guise of COVID-19 pandemic relief,” a recent report from the Economic Policy Innovation Center stated, pointing to how federal ARP funds were diverted to illegal immigrants in Washington state.

Economic Policy Innovation Center President and CEO Paul Winfree told Fox News Digital this month that the Biden administration has been “actively encouraging illegal immigration by using COVID money” from the recovery fund.

Washington’s government crafted the largest such program, allocating $340 million in ARP funding for the so-called “COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund” program. According to state and federal filings, the program consisted of sending one-time cash grants worth $1,000 each to immigrants with unauthorized citizenship status.

In a report last year, the Washington state Department of Social and Health Services said more than 100,000 undocumented residents received payments of $3,075 under the program. The state’s legislature approved the program in legislation passed in April 2021.

“The COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund was highly publicized and repeatedly funded by the Legislature. It ran from 2020 to 2023,” Mike Faulk, a spokesperson for Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, told Fox News Digital. “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.

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