Illegal Aliens in California Can Receive Wuhan Virus Relief
According to the Los Angeles Times, Illegal aliens living in Californians may start applying for disaster assistance payments of $500 per person and up to $1,000 per household.
The state government has allocated $75 million to help about 150,000 illegal immigrants to survive during the Wuhan virus outbreak.
In order to qualify, applicants must demonstrate that they are ineligible for federal assistance programs that arose in the wake of the Wuhan virus pandemic, which includes the CARES Act or federal unemployment benefits. They also must show that they have endured a hardship from the pandemic. Only adults can apply for this program. A state guide to common questions and answers about the program has been posted online.
Twelve nonprofit groups are teaming up with the state government to dole out the aid. The groups help applicants determine if they can receive assistance, apply for it, and deliver payment cards to recipients.
The funds can be accessed on a first-come, first-served basis until they are spent or June 30 at the very latest.
In what the state described as a “separate but complementary effort,” nonprofit groups have rolled out a “California Immigrant Resilience Fund” with the aim of raising $50 million. These funds will be distributed through cash payments to illegal aliens who don’t qualify for federal or state relief.
The Center for American Liberty, a grassroots conservative group, filed a lawsuit against Governor Gavin Newsom over his plan to offer aid to illegal aliens. The group’s attorney said the $75 million represented taxpayer money to be spent by the Legislature, “not a slush fund for the governor to spend as he sees fit.”
The Wuhan virus pandemic is offering a lurid depiction of which states care for their citizens and which states care to appease politically correct “victim” groups.