On Friday, Democrats in the House of Representatives blocked a motion from passing which would have prevented illegal immigrants from receiving the next round of stimulus payments. Earlier that same day, Democrats passed the HEROES Act. The act changed the type of identification required to receive stimulus checks to a Taxpayer Identification Number. Previously, a Social Security Number was required to receive payments.
This identification change paves the way for illegals to receive payments intended for Americans. Currently, over 1.4 million illegals possess Taxpayer Identification Numbers. Under the Democrat plan, each one of these illegals would be eligible to receive stimulus checks. Thankfully, the act is highly unlikely to pass in the Senate and appears dead on arrival. However, this does not change the fact that the Democrats have made their intentions clear. Democrats would rather pass bills that provide checks to illegal immigrants than help American citizens.