Despite the state’s $32 billion budget shortfall, the California State Senate approved a measure last week to provide jobless illegal immigrants with $300 of weekly unemployment benefits for up to 20 weeks.
Breitbart News said in a previous article:
“California’s fiscus has gone from a $100 billion surplus over the course of a year, which included funding from the federal government for coronavirus treatment, to a startling $32 billion deficit.”
Governor Gavin Newsom’s (D) updated budget included a warning to lawmakers to exercise “prudence.” However, SB 227 would allow “excluded” employees who are unlawfully present in the nation to collect $300 per week in benefits.
“Due to false claims made during the epidemic, California’s unemployment compensation program is already contentious, since they have lost $30 billion. The state recently missed a payment on a federal loan to pay for benefits.”
According to the Washington Beacon, the measure, SB 227, put up by State Senator Mara Elena Durazo (D-Agoura Hills), has now cleared the State Senate and is headed to the Assembly.
“Under SB 227, officials of the unemployment fund would be prohibited from asking whether applicants are eligible for a social security number or from contacting applicants’ previous or current employers to inquire about their work status. Instead, applicants would certify on their own behalf that they fulfill the criteria for the weekly checks, which include having made at least $1,300 or putting in at least 93 hours over the course of three months. Tax returns, payment app transaction logs, and receipts showing a commute pattern are all acceptable forms of proof.”
Just a few months after California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) warned that an inflow of illegal immigrants may “break” the state, the State Senate enacted the legislation.
“The Golden State already provides undocumented residents with free medical insurance and driver’s licenses. California is home to over two million illegal immigrants.”
It is unknown whether Newsom would sign the legislation. A state task team looking into the matter is presently debating whether as well as how to pay reparations of billions of dollars for slavery that are being asked.