Here’s one to make your weekend taste bad: New York City is launching a $53 million - MILLION - dollar plan to give illegal aliens pre-paid credit cards.
According to the New York Post, the multi-million-dollar, taxpayer-backed project will be similar to the city’s program offering food assistance to low-income residents, and will start with 500 illegal alien families currently staying at the Roosevelt Hotel. The amount handed out per family will depend on their size, but a family of four could get as much as $1,000 a month, the Post reports. The cards will be refilled every 28 days.
Recipients have to sign a letter promising to only use the funds at supermarkets and grocery stores to buy food and baby supplies or risk getting kicked out of the program.
If all goes well - i.e., angry New Yorkers don’t burn down the city council building or something - the program will be rolled out to include every migrant, of which there are currently tens of thousands in NYC.
To remind, as of November of last year, there were 93,000 homeless people in New York City. Nearly a quarter of all NYC residents live in poverty, including 15 percent of NYC children.
Kayla Mamelak, a spokesperson for Mayor Eric Adams’ office, says the program “is expected to save New York City more than $600,000 per month, or more than $7.2 million annually,” as it will take the place of the city providing food to illegal aliens currently being put up in hotels and shelters across the city, which currently come in at about $11 a meal.
Adams’ office has already estimated the migrant crisis will cost the city about $12 billion over the next several years.
You know what’s free? Telling people at the border that they can’t come in.
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