ICE Should Release Illegal Aliens Due To Coronavirus Says Radical Leftist-Pro-Criminal Activist
The above is my version of title by Carlos Ballesteros at Chicago Sun-Times. My responses in bold red.
Undocumented immigrants face coronavirus, looming jobs crisis with no real safety net
The $2 trillion stimulus package passed by Congress on Friday excludes giving any direct aid to tax-paying undocumented immigrants. Most illegal aliens DON’T pay taxes as they illegally use the ACTC which allows them huge deductions for each child. Moreover, 8 to 10 million illegals work for a paycheck but there are over 50 million in the U.S. The other 30 million or so, if they work, work under-the-table for cash and don’t pay taxes (a federal felony). Also, the “stimulus bill” included a massive increase in food stamps for illegals (via WIC and SNAP). Food stamps were NEVER meant to be for illegals!
One day without work becomes a crisis
There are around 400,000 undocumented immigrants in Illinois. None of them can claim unemployment insurance even if, like Hector and Sandra, they’ve paid into the system for years. Every one of those illegals should be deported or forced to self-deport! I don’t give a rat’s behind (IE culo de raton) what their names are or how long they’ve lived illegally in my country!
Tax-paying undocumented immigrants were also excluded from receiving $1,200 checks from the federal government in the $2 trillion stimulus package passed by Congress on Friday. Those checks are reserved for qualified workers with Social Security numbers.
Nearly half of undocumented are uninsured, according to a recent analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit health care think-tank. That means there’s a high chance many of them who feel sick are still going to work, said Jorge Mujica, an immigrant and labor rights organizer with Arise Chicago. They should be back in Mexico or Central America! That’s where they belong. They are here illegally!
“There’s no real safety net for undocumented immigrants, not even during a pandemic,” Mujica said. “Most undocumented immigrants don’t have paid time off or sick leave. If they’re sent home, they’re left without an income at all. One day without work for them becomes a crisis.” Let Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador pay for their sick leave–in those countries after they self-deport!
Many undocumented immigrants have seen their jobs evaporate in recent weeks. Isn’t that a shame!
Maria, 48, worked for nine years as a housekeeper at a downtown hotel before she was fired March 18 along with 20 of her coworkers, most of whom are also undocumented.
“I asked why they were firing us instead of laying us off, but they said they couldn’t give us any more information,” she said.
Maria had health insurance through her housekeeping job, which also covered her three sons and her husband, who works construction. “We all depended on that health insurance,” she said. “Now what are we supposed to do?”
To keep calm, Maria tries to stay off Facebook and watches the news only once a day. But without a job and unsure if she’ll get help from the government, she’s having a hard time keeping her head up.
“It’s really depressing. I want to work, and now I can’t,” she said. “I wasn’t worried that much about the virus. I always took care of myself and bought disinfectant and cleaning supplies. I taught my kids how to wash their hands all the time. But not having a job makes it a lot harder not to panic.”
‘I’m their safety net right now’
As undocumented immigrants feel the pinch, their children are stepping up to keep their households afloat.
Martha Diaz is one of an estimated 35,000 young people in Illinois who have temporary legal status through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The 22-year-old works full time as a digital marketing strategist for an auto parts company in Broadview. She’s also a full-time student in her final year at Dominican University.
Diaz’s classes and her job have moved online, meaning she spends all of her time at her South Side home that she shares with her three siblings and their parents, both of whom are undocumented.
“My dad’s having trouble finding work,” she said. “My mom works with elderly clients as a home health aide but last week they told her not to go in anymore because of the coronavirus.”
“It feels like I’m their safety net right now,” Diaz said. “My parents always told us to save money, so I have some in the bank. But I don’t know if my company will start having to lay off people because there’s no income coming in. I guess we’ll see.”
The bottom line? Illegal aliens break the law every time they work, drive, steal, rape, injure and murder. They don’t belong here!
The solution? Enforcing the law and mass self-deportation.
Many thanks to Glenn Spencer for posting this piece on his FB page.