Omar: Next Relief Package Must Provide Cash For Non-Citizens

Omar: Next Relief Package Must Provide Cash For Non-Citizens

April 7, 2020

On Tuesday, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar proposed the Recovery Rebates Improvement Act to extend cash payments from the latest coronavirus relief measure to members of “mixed status” families and stressed that the next stage must include cash for non-citizens.

“It is absurd and cruel that a taxpaying, mixed status couple or family could be excluded from this relief,” Omar wrote in a statement. “Over 140,000 Minnesotans live in mixed status families of some form. As currently written, many Minnesotans who are in this country legally or part of a mixed status family will not receive any stimulus money, even if one of them has a social security number but the other does not.”

Omar also called for legislation in the next relief package to “ensure that all noncitizens, whether holding a [Social Security number] or not, can access these relief payments.” She also sent a letter to the Department of Treasury, urging it to “clarify how certain taxpayers and dependents can actually receive these payments.”

Like her cohort Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Omar prioritizes the illegals she sees as future voters.

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