Conservative lawyer Harmeet Dhillon and the Center for American Liberty are filing a lawsuit against the state of California to stop the planned stimulus package the state has prepared for a selected pool of illegal immigrants.
Dhillon tweeted about the latest developments in the case on Thursday, noting that the California Supreme Court had requested Governor Gavin Newsom respond to the lawsuit.
BREAKING! CA Sup. Ct. requests @GavinNewsom & AG to respond to our writ seeking a halt to Gov. attempt to give a $75 million slush fund of taxpayer cash to nonprofits to illegally distribute to undocumented, unemployed workers who're ineligible for unemployment benefits.(cont'd)/ pic.twitter.com/KzeAR1dl4C
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) April 23, 2020
Governor Newsom had announced that the state was delegating at least $75 million for payments of $500 to illegal immigrants ineligible for the state’s unemployment program last week. Only citizens of the United States and lawful permanent residents with 2019 or 2018 tax returns on file can receive the $1,200 TrumpBux payment created through the CARES stimulus legislation, and Newsom wanted to create a similar program for the state’s illegal immigrant community.
Dhillon is accusing Newsom of creating an unemployment or welfare program independently of California’s laws, which don’t authorize such a stimulus program.
“We are a nation of laws and California perhaps its own ‘nation-state’ of laws as Governor Newsom might say, but regardless of Governor Newsom’s noble intentions, he may not grant unemployment benefits or other cash benefits contrary to the law,” Dhillon outlined in the legal petition.
Applications for what the state of California is referring to as a relief fund are set to be opened next month. U.S. citizens are ineligible for the program, which is reserved exclusively for illegal immigrants.
Dan Crenshaw White Knights for Liz Cheney After Republicans Blast Her Support for Trump’s Second Impeachment
Birds of a feather flock together.
Liz Cheney, daughter of Dick, was one of ten GOP House members to vote “yes” on President Donald Trump’s unprecedented second impeachment. Then when some were calling on Cheney to resign over her disgraceful vote, Dan Crenshaw, who voted against impeachment, quickly came to her defense and announced his “full support” for her.
“Let’s get some truth on the record: @Liz_Cheney has a hell of a lot more backbone than most, & is a principled leader with a fierce intellect,” Crenshaw tweeted Wednesday afternoon. “She will continue to be a much needed leader in the conference, with my full support.”
“We can disagree without tearing each other apart,” he added.
Let’s get some truth on the record: @Liz_Cheney has a hell of a lot more backbone than most, & is a principled leader with a fierce intellect. She will continue to be a much needed leader in the conference, with my full support.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) January 13, 2021
Crenshaw himself was then roundly criticized in the replies to his tweet.
The people of Wyoming can do better than Liz Cheney, like the people of Texas can do better than you
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) January 13, 2021
I wish SNL never mocked you, because then you'd just be some un-known RINO, but unfortunately they made you a star.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) January 13, 2021
Really thought you were the man. Much respect for your service and sacrifice, but if you are part of the GOP trying to purge the party of Trumpism. Count me out. I can’t handle more Romney n McCain candidates
— Andrew Sean (@aehoosierdaddy) January 13, 2021
So sad. Turns out your just another politician. You’re right about disagreeing. You’ll see it at the ballot box next election how we can peacefully disagree.
— Rhonda Mc (Parler @rkmcsp) (@rkm_64) January 13, 2021
Cheney’s vote comes as no surprise. Big League Politics reported on her recent statement in support of Trump’s second impeachment, part of which read: “There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution. I will vote to impeach the President.” For this CNN laughably called her the “conscience of Republicans.”
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