Tom Cotton Unveils Bill To Make Sure Illegals Don’t Get Our Bailout Money

(Right Country) – Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) has proposed legislation that would block the federal government from giving taxpayer-funded stimulus money to states and cities who would in turn hand it over to illegal aliens.

Cotton revealed his plans to Fox News host Sean Hannity just hours after introducing the No Bailouts for Illegal Aliens Act.

Senator Cotton said that it is ridiculous to give taxpayer money to illegal aliens who shouldn’t even be in the country in the first place when there are millions of Americans who have no idea how they will feed their children day by day.

“We shouldn’t be spending hard-earned taxpayer dollars on illegal immigrants at a time when 35 million Americans are out of work,” Cotton said. “If we are going to be giving relief checks to those people who are out of work, we need to focus on American citizens, not illegal immigrants.”

Under the act, states or cities would be required to certify that illegal aliens are not receiving coronavirus checks or other payments to be qualified for federal bailouts. Those who refuse to do so would not be eligible for funds from the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act).

Hannity noted that so-called “sanctuary cities” have devastating income-tax rates and a history of gross financial mismanagement.

“New York, Illinois, New Jersey, and California have some of the highest state income taxes in the entire country,” Hannity told Cotton. “Now, there is more waste, fraud, abuse, debt, deficits. They are now trying to get people like yourself and people in red states that elect responsible politicians that don’t tax and spend to death to bail them out. That means bail out their stupidity.”

Hannity added: “You talk about illegal immigration. How much is that costing the state of California every year, the state of New York every year? A lot of money.”

The No Bailouts for Illegal Aliens Act would amend the CARES Act to prevent funds from going to states or cities until they certify they’re not issuing stimulus checks or other payments to illegal immigrants.

“Congress passed the CARES Act to help workers impacted by the China virus pandemic — not to give a handout to those who broke our immigration laws,” Senator Cotton said. “The federal government shouldn’t be subsidizing states’ efforts to send cash to illegal aliens.”

Cotton introduced the legislation after learning that “yesterday, undocumented immigrants in California were able to begin filing for financial assistance in the wake of the China Virus pandemic.”

8 COMMENTS

  1. Another common sense bill dems will oppose tooth and nail. Most Americans know that not only should illegals not get tax money but many send much of it home to family members still in Mexico or wherever.

  2. It’s not only Mexico. There is a large influx of Eastern Europeans undocumented that know how to abuse the system better than anybody. America has to wake up an see our borders are being invaded from the East also.

  3. Unfortunately, it will be dead on arrival in the House. Common sense is not a Democrat’s strong point.

  4. Supreme Court has made their decision as follows;
    The Supreme Court unanimously upheld a federal law, that was previously was struck down by a lower Court appeal in a California Supreme Court.
    The US Supreme Court upheld the President’s bid to prohibit funding for illegals, and forbids encouraging illegal aliens to remain in the U.S. by making a ”gift of Public funds “ to them. This money is a form of encouragement, and therefore illegal.

    • So isn’t all that’s left to ensure the law is upheld, is to prosecute state Governors who do not comply? I can’t wait to read about that happening!

  5. Thank you Senator Cotton. We should not be giving money we don’t have to illegal aliens or to states that ultimately give it to them. I will support you whenever you run with a donation. Thanks Again

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