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Sat Mar 6, 2021, 12:30 PM

Senate rejects Cruz effort to block stimulus checks for undocumented immigrants

Source: The Hill


The Senate voted along party lines Saturday morning to reject an amendment sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a potential 2024 White House candidate, to block $1,400 stimulus checks from going to undocumented immigrants. The amendment failed by a vote of 49 to 50, with a slim majority of the Senate voting against it.

Eight Democrats had voted for a similar amendment sponsored by Sens. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), another White House hopeful, early last month during a debate on the Senate budget resolution. However, the Democratic caucus stayed unified on Saturday in defeating the Republican amendment. All Republicans voted for it.

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Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.) slammed the measure while accusing Cruz of exaggerating the flow of stimulus payments to undocumented immigrants. He pointed out that the pending $1.9 trillion COVID-relief bill treats payments to families with undocumented immigrant members the same way as the $900 billion relief bill passed by the then-GOP controlled Senate in December and signed into law by then-President Trump.

“The statement of the senator from Texas is just plain false. False! Let me be clear, undocumented immigrants do not have Social Security numbers and they do not qualify for stimulus relief checks,” he said.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/541945-senate-rejects-cruz-effort-to-block-stimulus-checks-for-undocumented

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Reply Senate rejects Cruz effort to block stimulus checks for undocumented immigrants (Original post)
DonViejo Mar 6 OP
drray23 Mar 6 #1
Bayard Mar 6 #2
DENVERPOPS Mar 6 #4
LetMyPeopleVote Mar 6 #3
MichMan Mar 6 #5
AZ8theist Mar 7 #6
Hugh_Lebowski Mar 7 #7

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 12:47 PM

1. even thought it was nonsense and the bill was not doing that

Cruz got his headline. In the newspapers and cable tv it will be
"Senate rejects efforts to block checks to undocumented immigrants". Good enough for the right wingers to make use of that. Before you know it every deplorable will be convinced this bill does it and evil democrats are responsible for it..

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 01:08 PM

2. If they're undocumented,

How are you going to find them to give them checks?

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Response to Bayard (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 03:54 PM

4. Easy

just go to all the clubs, golf courses, hotels and restaurants that Trump Owns.

Remember when the FBI raided one of Trump's NY golf courses and found the HR guy had a machine and was making phony ID's and social security cards for his hires ????????

Nothing ever happened to Trump for that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 03:44 PM

3. Carnival Cruz is a Joke

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 07:57 PM

5. If people that are undocumented are prohibited from receiving checks anyway, why did it matter..

... if it was specifically prohibited?

Now it gives the Republicans a message to say that Democrats voted against the prohibition and therefore are giving them out.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 7, 2021, 06:12 AM

6. Wasn't Cancun Crud born in Canada?? FILTHY IMMIGRANT.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 7, 2021, 06:35 PM

7. Bullshit political grandstanding, to give RePuQ's something to run to Faux Nooz and complain about

Waaaah ... Democrat's want to give money to the dirty illegals that's why they rejected our Amendment ... Waaaah!!!

The rules about who gets the money are the exact same as they were under two previous relief bills signed by Trump, and passed by the Republican-held Senate.

They're such lying, hypocritical, CONSTANTLY PARTISAN f***ing assholes, I swear to Dog.

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