Cruz proposing amendment to coronavirus relief package barring illegal immigrants from receiving stimulus checks


Sen. Ted Cruz is introducing an amendment to the latest round of coronavirus relief funding that would prevent illegal immigrants from receiving stimulus checks.

“Not only does this COVID bill fail to address the real needs of the American people who are suffering, but it hands out billions in taxpayer dollars to illegal immigrants,” the Texas Republican’s office said in a statement to Breitbart News.

Cruz’s office says the amendment would save taxpayers nearly $8 billion.

“Congress should come together to pass my amendment to stop this,” Cruz said. “We need to stand for the American people, get our kids back to school, and reopen our small businesses.”

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