Minneapolis COVID-19 Gap Funding for Illegal Immigrants
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, in partnership with the Minneapolis City Council, has announced the dedication of more than $5 million for
Minneapolis residents and businesses hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic.
This emergency package adds to the $300 million already authorized by the Minnesota state legislature and the $2 trillion package enacted by federal government.
Of that $5 million in gap funding, $3 million will be allocated to programs that provide emergency housing assistance payments to low-income residents.
The term “residents” is given a loose definition: The only residency requirement is that a person physically reside in the city of Minneapolis.
Identical language is used for the Emergency Housing Assistance Program, which subsidizes rent payments, and for the Stable Homes Stable Schools’ Housing Stability Fund, which provides one-time payments:
Households are eligible irrespective of immigration or documentation status.
The coronavirus gap funding is targeted for illegal immigrants
In fact, the very purpose of this emergency gap funding is to help people who are in the United States illegally. That will of course give them incentive to remain and induce more to come.
The CARES Act, which authorizes $2 trillion in tax rebates (stimulus checks), specifically excludes anyone who does not have a social security number. “Undocumented” residents of the United States don't have social security numbers.
The mayor's announcement states:
At the local level, we’re taking steps to make sure that our new programs complement, not duplicate, the work made possible by the new state and federal funding.
Minneapolis plans to “complement” federal government efforts to prevent an economic crisis in the U.S. by giving money to illegal aliens.