Illegals will now be eligible for housing assistance, online educational resources from public schools, and a small business loan program. Chicago is a sanctuary city that does not cooperate with federal immigration enforcement efforts.
“This order is more than just an official decree, it is a statement of our values as a city and as Americans,” the Democratic mayor said during the press conference.
“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,” Lightfoot continued.
Democrats in Congress wanted stimulus checks to go to illegal immigrants and other non-resident aliens. Lightfoot has gone them one better, handing out benefits to illegals with no social security numbers. How is the city going to account for the money going out?
When moral posturing is at stake, anything goes.
"Not all of Chicago's residents qualify for federal stimulus checks, state unemployment insurance or other economic assistance due to their documentation status,” (22nd ward alderman Michael) Rodriguez said. “These Chicagoans are vital community members who work in various industries and help our great city to thrive every day.”
“These Chicagoans are our family members, co-workers, neighbors and friends. 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,” he added.
I'm surprised Lightfoot hasn't come up with a program to allow gangbangers and thugs to get housing assistance. Stay tuned, that may be next.