New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer have joined forces to demand that taxpayer dollars go toward creating a federal program that will reimburse the families of coronavirus victims.
Ocasio-Cortez’s and Schumer’s plan calls for up to $7,000 for funeral expenses for deaths from the disease that occurred in 2020 — even if the death involved an illegal alien.
As noted by CNN, Schumer said the lawmakers want the program to last as long as the pandemic does — which YOUR tax dollars could go towards paying for the funerals of illegal aliens who died from coronavirus for many years.
But one thing Ocasio-Cortez made clear is that illegal aliens should have no worries about getting in line for the money.
“I think it’s completely understandable why there’s that fear there especially over the last four years of targeting of our immigrant families,” she said.
“But I think right now our families, especially under a Biden administration, a Democratic Senate and a Democratic House, that is prioritizing immigrant rights, including those who are undocumented, to not have fear, and to not allow that fear to further marginalize our community,” she added.
“If you are a family who couldn’t afford or had to just stretch, went without rent or went without food or anything else so you might give your loved one a decent funeral and burial, you can get reimbursed for up to $7,000 from FEMA,” Schumer said.
Under the bill, $2 billion will go to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for COVID-19 funeral expenses, with about $200,000 million going to New York.
“FEMA is working quickly to finalize an implementation plan and interim policy to support the delivery of funeral assistance to eligible citizens,” a FEMA representative wrote in an email, CNET reported.
“To help administer the program, FEMA is hiring contract support through the federal acquisitions process to help administer the program. The contract is open for proposals until Feb. 8. After a contract is awarded, FEMA will make an announcement later this year when applications are being accepted,” the FEMA spokesperson added.
“We understand the financial and emotional turmoil COVID-19 has brought to our nation, and we are committed to bringing funeral assistance to the American people as quickly as possible. We are working to streamline the delivery of this program to make it easier for people who lost loved ones to apply for and receive assistance. It’s taking some time to develop the right process and tools to make this program easy, efficient and effective for everyone.”
This is what Democrats are doing to the country.
American citizens are already bearing the social costs of illegal immigration in terms of schools, police protection, healthcare, and jails.
And now Americans who are barely getting by because of the pandemic — and lack of help from Congress — could be on the hook for illegal aliens’ coronavirus-related funerals.