Sunday, April 11, 2021

Handing Out Money to Illegals: New Madness in New York State

It's called the Excluded Workers Fund

Last week New York state lawmakers passed a bill that includes one-time payments of up to $15,600 to undocumented immigrants who lost work during the pandemic. 

Thanks to the passage of the bill, $2.1 billion in funds have been earmarked in the state budget for the madness.

Johns Hopkins economist Steve Hanke correctly notes, "This handout for illegals is an open invitation for more illegals to come across the border. That’s common sense & econ 101. The handouts also flout the Rule of Law."

As I have stated before, I have no problems with undocumented who come across the border to work, as tourists, whatever, but handouts to illegals is an absurd idea on its face.

I have always had a rule to hire immigrants that are the first ones in a family to cross the border, be it a cleaning lady, nanny or office assistant.

The first one over is always the go-getter who is driven to succeed. Later she is the one who brings over other members of the family, who oftentimes are, well, not go-getters.

Always hire the first ones over.

This rule has an application to what is going on in New York.

These handouts encourage the wrong kind of people to cross the border. Those who will cross the border for free food, education, medical and maybe even an eventual universal basic income. These are really not the ones you want crossing the border.

The welfare wall must go up. No handouts of any kind for anyone crossing the border. Everyone fends for themselves. Then let's see what kind of people cross the border. They will be the workers. They should be welcomed.

This fund may be for those who are already here but it provides the sense for those back home that the United States is the land of handouts.


1 comment:

  1. Handouts are an absurd idea regardless of the recipient, local or immigrant.