NYC Mayor Eric Adams ignores critics and hands out debit cards to illegal immigrant families

New York City is moving forward with a controversial plan to give debit cards for food and baby supplies to immigrant families who are in the United States illegally.

Under the new program, a family of four would receive up to $350 per week on a debit card. The program will last six weeks. Ten families received debit cards on Monday as the program looks to expand to about 115 families over the next week. 

“We need to dispel the rumor that we gave American Express cards to everyone,” Mayor Eric Adams said at a news conference this month. “That is just not true.”

He has defended the program, arguing it will bring down costs to feed the immigrants and put money back into local businesses. 

The program faced criticism for the possibility of abuse or
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