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THIS IS WRONG: Illegal Aliens Now Receive More Benefits Than US Veterans

New York City has begun handing out prepaid debit cards for illegal immigrants as part of a $53 million pilot program.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has announced the first batch of pre-paid credit cards would give illegal migrants $350 a week.

Fox News has reported the monthly payments for migrant families will reach up to 1,400 a month, which is much higher than what veterans needing assistance in New York receive on a monthly basis.

The $53 million allotted to migrant families is reported to be double what  New York State is expected to spend for its Department of Veteran Services in 2025.

Here’s what Fox News shared:

Despite criticism, New York City officials have already begun handing out pre-paid credit cards to migrants for food.

The Immediate Response Cards are being hand-delivered at the Roosevelt Hotel and distributed by Mobility Capital Finance staff directly to asylum seekers receiving financial assistance.

In response to an overwhelming demand for food, and reports of food being wasted at shelters, the $53M contract will help subsidize their food and supplies.

NYC Mayor Eric Adams and city officials insist that the program would both save the city money, and allow families to purchase fresh food based on their “culturally relevant diets.”

Per Fox News:

The migrant pilot program also hands out more than two times the amount the state gives monthly in services for single veterans, Fox News’s Bryan Llenas reported last month.

Mayor Adams, a Democrat, has vehemently defended the program and the “misinformation” surrounding it.

Appearing before a state legislative budget hearing in Albany last month, Adams said, “We’re not giving people American Express cards.”

“We found that the food delivery service that we set up during the emergency – we could find a better way to do it in our belief that we want to cut 20% of the migrant costs. So we have a pilot project with 500 people that we are giving them food cards, so instead of a debit card, instead of having to deliver food, and have people eat food — we were seeing wasting food — they’re now able to get their own food, that is going to be spent $12 a day,” he said at the time.

“So we are going to save money on delivery, we’re going to save money on people wasting food, and this is a pilot project we’re going to use that is going to save us $6.7 million a year,” he added. “And if the pilot turns out to be successful, then we’re going to expand it not only with the migrants and asylum seekers, we’d look to do that expansion throughout the entire system — trying to find smarter, more cost — effective ways to deal with this crisis that was dropped in our lap.”


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