On Tuesday, New Mexico House of Representatives Speaker Brian Egolf, along with Democrats in his conference rammed through Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s $330 million stimulus bill that would use up all the remaining COVID-19 aid passed through Congress in the CARES Act.
Egolf broke House rules to cut off debate from Republicans, which he was later scolded for by angered representatives, notably Rep. Jason Harper (R-Rio Rancho) who chided the Speaker as a “bully” who misuses his position to meet his “whims.”
But the shoddily drafted Democrat bill that was ultimately signed into law included a provision that allows criminal aliens who broke U.S. immigration laws to exist in New Mexico to receive some of the federal funds of up to $750 per household.
To explain the direct funding of criminal aliens in the bill, Egolf said, “There are folks who are in this country who are experiencing just as much hardship because of COVID and contribute just as much and sometimes more than their fellow New Mexican residents.”
According to KOAT 7, “Egolf said you have to have proof you live in New Mexico to get a check that would not rule out undocumented immigrants.” Also, “those eligible include dependents like children and the elderly, as well as immigrants in the country without legal permission.”
It should be noted that the $1,200 federal checks appropriated by Congress earlier this year directly from the U.S. Treasury excluded criminal aliens. Now, New Mexico Democrats have found a loophole to deny funding from New Mexicans who are legal U.S. citizens and instead reappropriate those remaining CARES Act funds to illegal aliens.
Concerned citizens can write the Speaker of the House at firstname.lastname@example.org.