A new report from the Economic Policy Innovation Center (EPIC) reveals that $340 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds administered by Washington state under the American Rescue Plan Act were used to provide $1,000 checks to illegal aliens. The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF), designed to aid state and local governments in pandemic response and recovery, allotted $4.4 billion in total funding to Washington state.
“The $340 million project is categorized as a ‘cash transfer’ expenditure under the SLFRF, approved for the State of Washington. This means the Biden Administration directly subsidized ‘undocumented’ immigration under the guise of COVID-19 pandemic relief,” the EPIC report states.
The EPIC report details other federally funded projects for immigrants in other states, such as a $5.2 million expansion of emergency shelters in Massachusetts due to the increased number of illegal aliens and a $4.1 million splurge on Drexel shelters to house “migrants seeking asylum” in Pima County, Arizona.
The report comes amidst growing anger at the ongoing border crisis and congressional negotiations regarding a supplemental funding bill ostensibly designed to address it. Former President Donald Trump and leading Congressional Republicans have opposed the bill.
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