America’s third most populous city will have to give away taxpayer money to illegal aliens who are affected by the deadly Asian disease.
Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot has compelled the city of Chicago to give welfare benefits to illegal aliens who are impacted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Virus pandemic.
The executive order means all benefits, opportunities, and services will be extended to every resident regardless of birth country or current citizenship status. This includes a COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grant program that covers housing costs, online Enrichment Learning Resources through public schools, and a $100 million Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund to provide disaster relief funds.
“This order is more than just an official decree, it is a statement of our values as a city and as Americans,” Lightfoot said in a statement. “Since COVID-19 first reached our city’s doorstep, we have been working around the clock to ensure all our residents are secure and supported, including our immigrant and refugee communities, who are among the most vulnerable to the impact of this pandemic.”
The mayor made the extraordinary move after the CCP Virus posed a “severe and unprecedented threat” to the Windy City. At the time of publication more than 13,500 Illinois residents were diagnosed with the CCP Virus and over 380 died according to the Worldometer website.
Ward 22 Alderman Michael Rodriguez welcomed the new executive order for helping illegal aliens access taxpayer funds.
“Not all of Chicago’s residents qualify for federal stimulus checks, state unemployment insurance, or other economic assistance due to their documentation status,” he said in the statement. “I applaud the mayor for standing with undocumented individuals and families to ensure their eligibility for any economic assistance offered by the City of Chicago during this global pandemic.”
Ward 12 Alderman George Cardenas suggested some illegal aliens pay taxes.
“Most individuals in our immigrant community labor in industries pummeled by the COVID-19 crisis, such as restaurants and hotels,” he said. “Although many of these workers collectively pay billions of dollars in taxes, they are excluded from the federal aid package signed by Congress. We must meet this moment together, no one should be excluded.”
Lightfoot openly supports immigrant and refugee communities across Chicago and has been seen encouraging businesses and community members to “Know your rights.” She has also championed providing a further $250,000 toward the city’s Legal Protection Fund and banning U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from accessing Chicago Police Department databases to enforce civil immigration matters.
The mayor also reaffirmed the city’s refusal to cooperate with or assist any ICE effort to target immigrant families living in Chicago.