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H.R. 7043: No Bailouts for Illegal Aliens Act

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Should California’s new $75 million experiment be allowed by the federal government?


March’s $2 trillion CARES Act gave money to people and businesses affected by the covid-19 pandemic, with much of the money going to states and localities to distribute. However, most forms of federal assistance do not apply to undocumented immigrants, of whom there were about 10.5 million total in the United States in 2017.

So, in mid-May, California implemented a $75 million taxpayer fund for undocumented immigrants during the pandemic, which comes out to be about $500 per person. The taxpayer funds are complemented by $50 million from private philanthropic organizations.

What the legislation does

The No Bailouts for Illegal Aliens Act would explicitly clarify that CARES Act funds will be ineligible for any ...

Sponsor and status

Ken Buck

Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 28, 2020
Length: 2 pages
May 28, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on May 28, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 28, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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May 28, 2020

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