DACA Recipients, Other Illegal Aliens Banned from Receiving Federal Aid

The Trump Administration has seen to it that illegal aliens, including recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty, are prevented from receiving any federal coronavirus aid, as reported by USA Today.

The Education Department confirmed that federal relief is aimed at American citizens. Thus, most of the nearly 700,000 DACA recipients – who are mostly students – will not receive any money from the $6.3 billion that has been designated as aid exclusively for students across the country. The funding is provided by the most recent coronavirus relief bill signed into law by President Trump last month.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Education confirmed that “this taxpayer-funded relief fund should be targeted to U.S. citizens, which is consistently echoed throughout the law.”

The DACA program, along with its partner program Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) was shut down by President Trump earlier in his administration, and the final fate of the amnesty program will be determined by a Supreme Court ruling sometime this year.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22).

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