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Chicago Mayor Signs Executive Order Giving Coronavirus Benefits To Illegal Aliens

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday signed an executive order ensuring that all immigrants and refugees — including illegal aliens — are eligible to receive the city’s coronavirus benefits.

The city of Chicago has launched several programs in order to help residents cope with the financial challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Such initiatives include a coronavirus Housing Assistance Grant program, an online resources program for students through the city’s public schools, and a $100 million Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund to help small businesses that are struggling.

Lightfoot’s order on Tuesday will allow illegal aliens to tap into all of these programs.

“This order is more than just an official decree, it is a statement of our values as a city and as Americans,” the Democratic mayor said during the press conference.

“Since COVID-19 first reached our city’s doorstep, we have been working around the clock to ensure all our residents are secure and supported, including our immigrant and refugee communities, who are among the most vulnerable to the impact of this pandemic,” Lightfoot continued.

Congress passed a $2.2 trillion relief bill in late March that provides major financial assistance to Americans struggling under the coronavirus pandemic. The stimulus package includes a $1,200 payout to all U.S. citizens and allocates $350 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses.

However, progressive politicians have criticized the bailout package for excluding illegal aliens. House Democrats introduced the Leave No Taxpayer Behind Act, a bill that calls for allowing illegal aliens to obtain the financial benefits included in the relief package.

The Chicago mayor is not alone in setting aside benefits for the undocumented community. California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Friday that his administration has established a state fund to provide relief to businesses run by individuals not living in the U.S. legally.

Lightfoot, for her part, has long been a virulent critic of immigration enforcement, and has established sanctuary policies that forbid cooperation between local law enforcement and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) — which has led to notable stories of crimes by illegal aliens who evaded federal authorities.

The mayor on Tuesday cast her executive order has an inclusive measure for everyone living in the city.

“Here in Chicago, saying ‘we are all in this together’ means that during this crisis, no one gets left out and no one gets left behind,” she said.

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7 Comments

  1. I have no problem if the; Radical Left Politicians want to use their jurisdiction generated tax revenue to give Illegal Aliens or Aliens from Mars. But use of Federal funds is use of my money and the audacity and unscrupulous actions of the Left infuriates me. Spend your own money for your political purchases and not mine!

  2. This is absolutely ridiculous. The are citizens that need that money and these idiots are giving to illegals. Lighthead and Pritzker need to get voted out of office ASAP. Better yet why don’t we just make Chicago one huge prison and turn Illinois into an illegal detention center and send them all there.

  3. tHE MAYOR IS A LOONEY LEFT, BUT….those illegals freely travel from state to state, better to treat them there….then deport them

  4. What is happening to us?

    Since when did individual localities gain the upper hand over federal laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures? And when did we surrender our rights to lunatic local elected officials over the President of the United States?

    Ours is a truly dystopian society.

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    1. Not to say we should surrender our rights to even the President. But the Constitution’s Bill of Rights should never be surrendered to anyone!

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  5. The Chicago mayor has decided that ‘US citizen’ now includes illegal aliens.
    Dems ‘Leave No Tax Payer Behind’ should include illegal aliens despite the fact that the greater percentage pay little or no tax except sales tax, creating a huge tax deficit for that demographic.
    I am outraged that US taxpayers are forced to support illegal aliens when so many actual citizens are in need still.

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