Don’t Include Illegals in Relief

The Quote Below: More Misinformation from the Media

“President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill last week that promises to mitigate the impact of the crisis on workers — but it leaves out many immigrants.

“The bill, known as the CARES Act, delivers direct payments to most taxpayers, vastly expands unemployment benefits, and makes testing for the virus free, among other provisions. But although unauthorized immigrants are no more immune from the effects of the current crisis, the stimulus bill conspicuously leaves them out in the cold — potentially putting them at greater economic and health risk, and impeding public health efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus. . . .

“While many immigrants are continuing to work in essential fields, ranging from medical care to cleaning to grocery stores, they may take an economic hit like many other workers who are facing layoffs, furloughs, and pay cuts. And absent financial relief for the population of unauthorized immigrants workers in particular, many may try to continue going to work despite public health warnings to stay home, which could further spread the virus and pose a risk to public health.” – The Missing Piece in the coronavirus Stimulus Bill: Relief for Immigrants, Vox, 4/1/20. [Link]

Fact Check of Quote Above: The writers of this article don’t seem to have a high regard for American citizenship or our rule of law. Thus they don’t want to make a distinction between law-abiding U.S. citizens and law-breaking foreigners in our country. This mentality is quite common among illegal alien advocates. But if our citizenship and law mean anything, then it is perfectly reasonable for our government to meet the needs of its people, and not reward people who have no right to be here.

Giving them money encourages them to remain in this country in defiance of our laws. It means that they can keep jobs that properly belong to American citizens. This is a great injustice as the coronavirus crisis keeps pushing Americans out of work. If the crisis continues much longer the official level of unemployment may exceed that of the Great Depression, and many of the lost jobs may not return after the crisis ends. Plenty of citizens stand ready to work in essential fields.

If illegal immigrants are concerned about their health, they might think about leaving the United States which is now leading the world in coronavirus infections and the rate of new infections. As Americans look to the future with the experience of the current epidemic, we should ponder the relationship between public health and mass immigration.

One reason we have immigration laws is to screen out people with dangerous and deadly diseases. This has been our policy since the days of Ellis Island. Today the largest number of legal immigrants come from China, the origin of the coronavirus. That country has unsanitary meat markets that incubate contagious diseases. Consequently, we should consider tighter health screening of Chinese immigrants, or possibly a reduction of their numbers.

Illegal immigrants have no screening at all. This is why illegal immigration is a significant threat to public health. Since the beginning of the year, hundreds of Chinese illegal aliens have been apprehended at the border, and many others presumably entered successfully. Robert J. Howard of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told the American Immigration Control Foundation that disease brought to the U.S. by illegal aliens was “one of the biggest unreported stories in the country.” The reason it was unreported, he maintained, was “political correctness.”

The indifference of illegal alien advocates to our law and citizenship is a good reason to question their patriotism. Their loyalty to the dogmas of political correctness seems to exceed their loyalty to country.


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