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S. 3796: No Bailouts for Illegal Aliens Act


The text of the bill below is as of May 21, 2020 (Introduced).

Summary of this bill

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

Context

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 ...


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116th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3796

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 21, 2020

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations

A BILL

To withhold funding authorized under the CARES Act from any State or municipality that provides economic stimulus payments through a program designed to exclusively assist illegal aliens.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the No Bailouts for Illegal Aliens Act.

2.

Prohibition on the use of funds to offset stimulus checks to illegal aliens

(a)

In general

Title XIII of the Emergency Appropriations for Coronavirus Health Response and Agency Operations (division B of Public Law 116–136) is amended—

(1)

by redesignating section 23008 as section 23009; and

(2)

by inserting after section 23007 the following:

23008.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act or any amendment made by this Act, no funds made available under this Act or by any amendment made by this Act, may be made available to a State or municipality (as such terms are defined in section 4002 of division A) unless the State or municipality has certified that it is not providing relief funds or similar monetary payments of any kind that are targeted exclusively to individuals who are believed to be unlawfully present in the United States.

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(b)

Applicability

The amendment made by subsection (a)(2) shall apply to any funds made available under the CARES Act (Public Law 116–136) on or after the date of the enactment of that Act.