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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Unveils Bill That Would Give Federal Benefits To Illegal Aliens



Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has found yet another way to spend your money.

The 29-year-old former bartender has unveiled a new six-bill package of legislation titled “A Just Society.”

“A just society provides a living wage, safe working conditions, and healthcare. A just society acknowledges the value of immigrants to our communities. A just society guarantees safe, comfortable, and affordable housing,” says a page on her House website dedicated to the package. “By strengthening our social and economic foundations, we are preparing ourselves to embark on the journey to save our planet by rebuilding our economy and cultivate a just society.”

The package has six parts:

  • “The Place to Prosper Act” would prevent year-over-year rent increases of more than 3%.
  • “The Uplift Workers Act” would mandate that the Department of Labor to create a “worker-friendly score” considering factors such as paid-family leave, a $15 minimum wage and union membership.
  • “The Mercy in Re-entry Act” would grant public benefits to those convicted of criminal offenses.
  • The “Guarantees the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for All” Act does, well, just that.
  • “The Recognizing Poverty Act” orders the Department of Health and Human Services “to adjust the federal poverty line” based on location.
  • “The Embrace Act” would allow illegal aliens to claim the same welfare benefits as all U.S. citizens and legal immigrants.

“Our nation must recognize that our history — immigrants, enslaved peoples, and refugees built this country. We all do better when we create a just society that embraces our most vulnerable populations and paves a path to prosperity for all. This bill would ensure that all persons in need are eligible for the largest programs of the social safety net, regardless of their immigration status,” her website says.

“Notwithstanding any other provision of law … an individual who is an alien (without regard to the immigration status of that alien) may not be denied any Federal public benefit solely on the basis of the individual’s immigration status,” the Embrace Act reads.

Ocasio-Cortez defines a federal public benefit as “any grant, contract, loan, professional license, or commercial license provided by an agency of the United States or by appropriated funds of the United States; and … any retirement, welfare, health, disability, public or assisted housing, postsecondary education, food assistance, unemployment benefit, or any other similar benefit for which payments or assistance are provided to an individual, household, or family eligibility unit by an agency of the United States or by appropriated funds of the United States.”

The Democratic socialist from New York acknowledges that the legislative package faces an uphill battle. “I don’t think there’s any shortage of obstacles that we have ahead of us, but I don’t think that we not do things just because they’re hard,” she told the New York Times last week. “In fact, sometimes the hard things to do are the most worthwhile.”

The package contains no cost estimates but another plan she put forward, the “Green New Deal,” has an estimated cost of $93 trillion over 10 years, according to the American Action Forum, which is run by Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who directed the non-partisan Congressional Business Office from from 2003 to 2005.

A version of this story appears on the Daily Wire website.

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  • Phil Sibbald says:

    What a stupid bartender. She knows nothing of this country, economics, or the rights we have as citizens

  • Lost River says:

    This stupid communist bich has lost what little mind she ever had! If anyone needs to be removed from office, she is the ideal candidate. She’s a complete moron. The plus side, she makes conservatives much more likely to win in 2020. That is if we can stomach her for another year.
    The squat squad is helping Trump. Carry on.

  • Bob says:

    Typical everything for illegals.

  • Peggy says:

    We must remove people like her.

  • JB says:

    Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “represents the future of our party.”
    We are in trouble.

  • Errol musk says:

    This little girl is a nutcase.
    What is also clear is that she is very embittered at not being white.
    She wants revenge.

  • John Bowan says:

    YO, stop spending my money and just go away you stupid bitch

  • David Vergara says:

    So Americans have to work their butts off so that illegals ALIENS. Can get all this breaks that we have to work for. And the winner, Union enter so the Union can get their cuts. Isn’t it funny that AOC thinks of the Union? What will be her cut?

  • kt says:

    1st step, take 50% of her income and restrict her to no more than a 4 room, 1 bath housing, or, for every room over 4, she must take in 2 homeless people and care for them.

  • Jamie says:

    1. When she wants to pay with her own money for all the housing in the country, she can make the rules.
    2. Call this the Automation Stimulus Bill.
    3. Financial incentive to commit crime using victim’s money.
    4. There are no guarantees in life, you get what you earn.
    5. Pay deadbeat liberal voters to invade successful communities.
    6. “Illegals are the ones that voted for me.”

  • VietnamVeteran says:

    Ok AOC, YOU first. Take $30,000 of your Congressional salary to live on and donate the rest – approximately $145,000. to your beloved illegal immigrants. Also, please find a good psychiatrist to help you with your psychotic episodes.

  • Red Devil 5th Inf. Div. VN. says:

    I’ll never understand what goes on in the heads of liberals, there is something very wrong upstairs.

  • RWF