Democratic states earmarked over $500 million in COVID-19 aid to help illegal immigrants

Several Democratic states and cities have given more than $500 million of COVID-19 relief funds to illegal immigrants.

Most of the $517 million went to cash payments for immigrants in states including Washington, Illinois, and New Jersey and were drawn from the $1.9 trillion federal COVID-19 relief package, the American Rescue Plan, according to Fox News.

“This means the Biden Administration directly subsidized ‘undocumented’ immigration under the guise of COVID-19 pandemic relief,” according to a recent report from the Economic Policy Innovation Center on the funds in Washington state.

Washington state was the largest contributor and gave cash payments of $3,075 to more than 100,000 undocumented immigrants, according to a 2023 report from the Department of Social and Health Services. The state gave a total of $340 million in ARP funding
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