As Breitbart News has reported, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and state Democrats have struck a budget deal that includes $2.1 billion in taxpayer funding to provide unemployment benefits and stimulus checks to nearly 300,000 illegal aliens.
Illegal aliens who will be eligible for the one-time payment could receive up to $15,600, the equivalent of about $300 a week for one year.
Brooks wrote in a statement online this week that the plan embodies “Joe Biden’s America,” while American Veterans are reportedly struggling to access their earned benefits due to a records backlog.
“U.S. military veterans are struggling to get the benefits they earned serving our country, but New York is sending $15K checks to illegal aliens,” Brooks wrote. “It’s shameful, but not surprising in Joe Biden’s America.”
In one case, detailed by WTVY News 4, 74 -year-old Vietnam Veteran Jack Hoaglan — who passed away after contracting coronavirus — was unable to receive a funeral with his military honors as a result of the records backlog. The backlog means there are about 500,000 American military families waiting for their benefits after putting in requests.
“We asked [our veterans] to do the ultimate and we can’t even get them their basic benefits?” Hoaglan’s wife, Melissa, told the local network.
New York’s taxpayer-funded payments to illegal aliens are one of the largest funded programs in the state’s budget. For example, the emergency rental assistance program is receiving just $300 million more than the illegal alien fund, while homeowner assistance is being funded to the tune of $600 million, about $1.5 billion less than the illegal alien fund.