Far left Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar is at it again.
She is now insisting that non-citizens in the United States should receive stimulus cash.
She probably won’t find much support fro this outside of her friends in the Squad.
Ilhan Omar: Next Relief Package Must Provide Cash Payments to Non-Citizens
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Tuesday proposed legislation that would extend cash benefits from the latest emergency coronavirus relief measure to members of “mixed status” families and stressed that the next stage of relief must extend cash payments to non-citizens.
An individual must have a Social Security number to receive the cash benefit portion provided in the CARES Act — a requirement that has been met with heavy criticism from several members of the Democrat Party, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
Her fellow “Squad” member agrees, with her press release lamenting that the bill “leaves out many noncitizens and mixed status families—even if members of the family are citizens.”
As a result, Omar introduced the Recovery Rebates Improvement Act which “fixes the major error by expanding the special rule for the military in the CARES Act.” However, Omar also called for comprehensive legislation in the next relief package to “ensure that all noncitizens, whether holding a SSN or not, can access these relief payments.”
“It is absurd and cruel that a taxpaying, mixed status couple or family could be excluded from this relief,” Omar said in a statement.
See her tweet below:
It is absurd and cruel that a taxpaying family with mixed immigration status could be excluded from this relief during this pandemic.
Today I introduced a bill and led a letter to address this major error.
All Americans need our help right now. https://t.co/HurGqYxptt
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) April 7, 2020
Who does Omar think she represents?
It is not her job to look after the needs of non-citizens.