Monday, April 15, 2024

Madison Diverted $700,000 In Taxpayer Covid Relief To Illegal Aliens: Madison is Among Several Blue Cities and States That Used Taxpayer-Funded Covid Aid for Programs for Illegal Immigrants, and other C-Virus related stories

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Madison Diverted $700,000 In Taxpayer Covid Relief To Illegal Aliens
Madison is among several blue cities and states that used taxpayer-funded Covid aid for programs for illegal immigrants.
A Wisconsin lawmaker is demanding answers from the city of Madison in the wake of a report showing the leftist enclave doled out hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal Covid relief funds to illegal immigrants.
“The decision to use pandemic relief money to assist illegal immigrants at the expense of Wisconsinites reveals the out of touch priorities of Madison politicians,” Republican state Sen. Duey Stroebel said Thursday in a statement. His office has filed an open records request “to investigate the city’s questionable use” of the federal funds.
It appears city officials decided to do an end-around with their portion of the nearly $2 trillion in so-called “stimulus” funds that were handed out — and simultaneously dumped onto the untenable U.S. debt — by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in response to the Covid pandemic.
The Institute for Reforming Government’s Center for Investigative Oversight found the city approved $700,000 from its share of State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) to assist illegal immigrants. Records obtained by IRG show the money was handed out to area nonprofits that ultimately provided services to illegal aliens in Madison, “despite those immigrants being largely ineligible to otherwise receive direct federal or state aid.”
‘Funneling Taxpayer Dollars’
The records include a document noting the expenditures, and the fact that illegal immigrants are not eligible for federal or state “direct assistance” under the law. As of the filing, $608,000.24 of the funds had been expended for “economic impact assistance.” --->READ MORE HERE
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Dem States, cities overrun by migrants funneled millions in federal COVID-19 aid to support illegals
Biden admin 'directly subsidized "undocumented" immigration under the guise of COVID-19 pandemic relief,' report states
Democrat-run states and cities across the country that have been inundated with illegal immigrants in recent months previously earmarked tens of millions of dollars in COVID-19 financial assistance programs to support "undocumented residents."
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.
Overall, in addition to Washington, Fox News Digital identified such a funding mechanism in Illinois and New Jersey, and the cities of Washington, D.C., Chicago, Denver and Boston. The jurisdictions, in particular, used funding from the ARP's Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, which was designed to help local governments recover from the pandemic. --->READ MORE HERE
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