Thousands of illegal aliens shut down two bridges in New York City on Tuesday to protest for the government to pay $3 billion more into an unemployment benefit pool for illegals.
The illegal aliens and their activist supporters shut down traffic lanes on the Brooklyn bridge and the Manhattan bridge Tuesday morning.
Protesters called on New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) to place more taxpayer funding into the “Excluded Workers Fund,” which was initially created to pass out $2.1 billion of unemployment payments to illegal aliens affected by the pandemic.
WCBS-TV reported that the funds were distributed to about 130,000 illegal alien recipients before it ran out. Each received the maximum benefit which was $15,600.
“Immigrant workers lost everything during the pandemic, and those who receive these funds are able to get back on their feet. That’s why we’re here because there are thousands upon thousands more who did not receive those funds,” said illegal alien activist Diana Moreno.
One illegal alien named Xichitl Gomez said through a translator that the funds ran out before she was able to apply and the pandemic forced her to seek help at food pantries.
Activists demanded that $3 billion of taxpayer money replenish the fund and give out more unemployment checks to illegal aliens.
A spokesperson for Hochul said she had already included billions in her budget proposal.
“Gov. Hochul and the Department of Labor have distributed more than $2 billion to immigrant New Yorkers through the Excluded Workers Fund — a commitment and level of benefits that far surpasses that of any other state,” read the statement in part. “The governor’s executive budget includes a commitment to work with the Legislature to determine the best way to invest an additional $2 billion in pandemic recovery initiatives.”
Protesters also demanded that unemployment benefits for illegal aliens be made permanent in the state of New York. Liberal legislators in California are also seeking to pass similar benefits for the immigrants illegally present in that state.
4 thoughts on “Illegal alien protest shuts down bridges in New York City to demand $3 billion in unemployment benefits”
How can you be illegal and protest for something
Demands from invaders. Can it get more insane?
Money put here, money put there, all for global homogenization, with our country as primary target. Always enough money to communize the world; never enough to house our homeless, or pay our people a decent wage.
The theft of EVERYTHING, happening before our eyes. But they can NEVER steal our Bill of Rights/our right to live free: why we fight.
I say we give them a sound thrashing and send them back to whatever craphole they crawled out of.
Ok boys, time to round up the illegals who are all gift wrapped for ya at the bridge and send them back to their country.
Oh wait…..I’m living on another planet where logic is thrown out the window, as we don’t do that anymore for some reason. So sad.