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Title: Illegal Muds Allowed Citizen Rights
Post by: Private on 19 June 2019 at 02:56
N.Y. will give illegal mud races driver licenses.

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5d08ee65e4b06ad4d25623a5

New York Approves Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

By Alexis Arnold
06/18/2019 10:54 AM ET

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed a law Monday that allows undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses, a major win for progressives and immigrant rights advocates.

The state Senate approved the bill earlier in the day, 33-29.

The legislation, known as the Green Light Bill, expands access to driver’s licenses to an estimated 265,000 undocumented New Yorkers. Supporters say it will create safer roads, increase state revenue and keep families together by preventing traffic violations from turning into deportations.

“This is life-changing, and we are proud to stand on the right side of history because every New Yorker should have the opportunity to contribute to their economies and communities without fearing that they will be separated from their family because of a routine traffic stop,” Eddie A. Taveras, state immigration manager for the advocacy group FWD.us, said in a statement.

The bill, backed by immigrant rights groups and some prominent Democrats, passed the state Assembly last week.

But it faced opposition from within the party as well. The chairman of the New York State Democratic Party, Jay Jacobs, said he warned Long Island’s Democratic senators earlier this month against supporting the Green Light Bill because of potential political consequences, Gothamist reported.

Cuomo hinted as recently as Monday that he might veto the measure, after raising last minute concerns about the possibility of federal government using DMV information to track down undocumented immigrants.

“We have to write a law that does not have an unintended consequences,” Cuomo said in an interview with WAMC radio on Monday.

The state attorney general said the bill’s safeguards prevent it from being “weaponized to be used against undocumented individuals,” Alphonso David, counsel to the governor, said in a statement.

“Governor Cuomo has supported this policy for over a decade,” David said. “The key to this bill is not the political intent but the legal effect. We hope the Attorney General’s assessment is correct for the safety of the thousands of undocumented individuals who are relying on her legal opinion.”

Despite Cuomo’s concerns, the new law won’t create a separate database, said Anu Joshi, the senior director of immigration policy for the New York Immigration Coalition.

“The privacy protections that are included in the bill’s language are the strongest of their time in any bill in the country,” Joshi told HuffPost ahead of the Senate vote.

Undocumented immigrants will be mixed in with everyone else applying for a driver’s license, and the law prevents the DMV from keeping records of original documents. Also, individual judicial warrants would be required for any federal immigration agency requesting information from the DMV.
Title: Re: Illegal Muds Allowed Citizen Rights
Post by: Private on 19 June 2019 at 07:40
It sure is unconstitutional!
“WE THE PEOPLE” not “we the freeloading cheats and crooks from next door and beyond”. Or “We the people of the USA declare an open slather free for all”..... if you say the magic word “Asylum”.
Title: Re: Illegal Muds Allowed Citizen Rights
Post by: Private on 20 September 2019 at 12:38
https://newsradiowrva.radio.com/blogs/jeff-katz/illegal-aliens-sue-get-welfare

Illegal Aliens Sue To Get Welfare

JEFF KATZ
SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Illegal aliens who were protected from deportation by Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) are now suing the Trump administration so they can obtain federal welfare and secure green cards to remain in the United States permanently, Breitbart News reports.

The two illegal immigrants, with help from the open borders group CASA de Maryland, are suing the Trump administration over impending enforcement of the "public charge" rule, which will reportedly save American taxpayers billions of dollars by putting a stop to illegal aliens collecting federal welfare.
Title: Re: Illegal Muds Allowed Citizen Rights
Post by: Private on 05 October 2019 at 11:35
How the hell are these illegal mud races even allowed to use our court system? You would think a country's court system would be dedicated for its citizens only. It's not as if our courts aren't congested enough by the nigger and mud criminals that live in our country. Now we have to pander to the illegals to make it worse.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/traumatized-migrant-families-separated-trump-file-lawsuit-n1062146

Migrant families 'traumatized' by Trump separation policy file lawsuit

“Some parents contemplated or attempted suicide, and at least one tragically died by suicide,” the lawsuit said.

Oct. 3, 2019, 2:34 PM CDT
By Daniella Silva

Thousands of migrant children and parents were “cruelly and inhumanely” separated by the Trump administration, with several parents having tried to kill themselves and at least one dying by suicide, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday by the American Civil Liberties Union.

“The suffering and trauma inflicted on these little children and parents is horrific,” Lee Gelernt, the ACLU’s lead attorney in the family separation lawsuit, said in a statement. “Tragically, it could take years for these families to heal. Some may never recover, but we are fighting to give them a chance.”

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Arizona, names current and former Trump administration officials and claims the government violated the rights of the separated migrant families. The ACLU said the suit covers families separated from 2017 to the present day.

In addition to violating their rights, the separations left families highly traumatized, the ACLU said.

“Traumatized children were not provided any meaningful treatment to address the fear, isolation and abandonment they experienced or the lasting effects of their separation and confinement," the lawsuit said.

The ACLU and other attorneys are representing several migrant families and are seeking class-action status.

One little boy, Andrés, then 6, “was torn kicking and screaming from the arms of his father,” Jacinto, the lawsuit said, as the father struggled to tell the guards about his son’s heart murmur.

Jacinto was later deported without Andrés, and the two remained separated for almost 10 months, according to the lawsuit.

A little girl named Diana, then 7, fell asleep in a holding facility only to wake and find that her father, Jorge, “had been taken away in the night without a chance to say goodbye,” the lawsuit said.

Karina, then 13, was separated from her mother, Lorena, on Christmas Day and “kept handcuffed to control her as her mother was taken away,” the lawsuit said. The pair were separated for 16 months “without any regard for her pre-existing mental health issues,” according to the suit.

The lawsuit claims the migrants’ rights were violated under the Fourth Amendment for unreasonable seizure of children, the Fifth Amendment due process clause, and equal protection. The suit is seeking damages and the formation of a recovery fund to provide mental health services for the families.

The Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services did not immediately return requests for comment. The Department of Homeland Security said it was policy to not comment on pending litigation.

The Trump administration had defended the policy as part of its ongoing mission to restrict the number of Central American families coming to the U.S. border. But with intense criticism mounting from both sides of the political aisle, Trump signed an order in June 2018 stopping his separation policy.

Days later, a federal judge ordered a nationwide injunction blocking the policy and ordering the reunification of thousands of families. That suit has expanded to include families separated before the official policy was announced and remains ongoing.
Title: Re: Illegal Muds Allowed Citizen Rights
Post by: Private on 10 October 2019 at 12:06
If the government is willing to allow anyone to vote in our elections, then there's no reason to even call the U.S. a nation. We as a country mine as well open the borders and become a free for all. Which I wouldn't be totally against, if the White were allowed to carve out their ethnostates.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/burlington-vermont-city-council-non-citizens-vote

Vermont city council approves measure that would let non-citizens vote

By Louis Casiano | Fox News

Lawmakers in Burlington, Vt., approved a resolution Monday that would allow non-citizens to vote in city elections.

Councilman Adam Roof, who wrote the resolution which passed in a 10-2 vote, argued all residents of the city are impacted by decisions made at City Hall, and therefore should be allowed to vote regardless of citizenship status.

“The right to vote is more important now than ever before," Roof told WCAX-TV. "All residents have the right, in my eyes, to participate in the local democratic process, and the highest level of participation in that process is being able to cast your vote,"

He said the resolution aligns with the city's 2014 Diversity and Equity Strategic Plan to create a more engaged community. More than 3,000 residents are ineligible to vote due to their status as refugees, the resolution said.

One resident spoke out against the measure, accusing the council of "political pandering" to voters.

"We have 40,000-plus registered voters," the unidentified resident said.  "How many of those are nonresident college students who vote on our property taxes, our legislators, our city leadership -- which includes all of you -- and much more, and then move away?"

Burlington, the hometown of Democratic socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, has a population of approximately 42,000 people. It is also home to the University of Vermont, which has more than 10,000 undergraduate students.

Council President Kurt Wright said he voted against the legislation because he believes only American citizens should be able to vote.

“I think that’s important. I would not expect to move to another country and not become a citizen and expect to be voting in their elections,” said Wright, a Republican. “We voted on this just a few years ago and the citizens of Burlington voted significantly against it so I’m not supportive of this proposal.”

The measure still needs approval from the state Legislature before it becomes law.
Title: Re: Illegal Muds Allowed Citizen Rights
Post by: Private on 10 November 2019 at 14:10
These illegal muds shouldn't be protected by our laws if they aren't part of the country. How hard is that to understand? And this prosecutor got fired just for asking the question of citizenship status, ridiculous.

Truthfully how sorry should one feel for this mud victim? He probably was an illegal being processed by the jail to return to our streets. Instead of returned to where it's from. And if it was a legal mud, it still was arrested for a crime and put itself in that situation.


Latino supremacist group -  the League of United Latin American Citizens - calls for firing of White American prosecutor who allegedly asked if Mexican crime victim was “illegal”

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Latino-group-calls-for-firing-of-prosecutor-who-14817921.php

“The assistant district attorney who failed to file charges for this crime shouldn’t be reassigned, he should be fired because he is a racist and menace to the Hispanic community,” LULAC National President Domingo Garcia said in a statement.

Late last week, a Houston police officer spotted a man at the Joint Processing Center calling for help and pointing at 44-year-old Karl Bonner, who was getting booked for drunk driving charges. Bonner was allegedly holding his erect penis as he grabbed the man next to him and pulled him closer, union officials said.

(https://i.imgur.com/jb4czEF.png)
44-year-old Houston Processing Center inmate Karl "Muh Dick" Bonner

When the officer called the district attorney’s office to ask about an attempted sexual assault charge, Denholm allegedly asked whether the victim was “illegal.” The officer said he didn’t think it mattered, according to the union.

But police say Denholm asked whether the victim had a driver’s license. When the officer said he’d found only a Mexican consulate ID card, Denholm allegedly refused to press charges. Records show Bonner was charged with felony attempted sexual assault days later, after other prosecutors reviewed the case.



https://www.foxnews.com/us/houston-prosecutor-fired-for-asking-about-victims-immigration-status

https://texasmonitor.org/houston-police-union-calls-for-firing-of-prosecutor

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/11/08/john-denholm-houston-prosecutor-illegal-immigrant

Houston prosecutor fired after asking about crime victim's immigration status

By Louis Casiano | Fox News


A Houston prosecutor was fired Friday after he allegedly refused to bring charges against a man accused of attempted sexual assault because he believed the victim was living in the United States illegally.

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg fired John Denholm after he had been reassigned to a different part of the office pending an investigation of the Oct. 31 incident, The New York Times reported.

“It is wrong to ask about a victim’s immigration status; it is against our policy, and it won’t be tolerated,” Ogg said in a statement. “We treat everyone equally under the law, no matter how they came to be here.”

Denholm had been with the office since January 2017 and is a retired Harris County Sheriff's deputy, KRIV-TV reported. He was questioning an officer who was present inside a Houston jail when Karl Bonner, an inmate suspected of drunk driving, allegedly tried pulling another inmate closer while exposing himself in a holding cell.

The Harris County Criminal Justice Center in downtown Houston. (Harris County Courts)

The inmate screamed for help and an officer told Bonner “to get his hand off the complainant and to pull his pants up."

When Denholm spoke with the officer, he asked about the victim's immigration status, suspecting that if he was undocumented, he wouldn't come to court to testify, according to media reports.

“The district attorney, out of nowhere, says, ‘Well, is the complainant illegal?’" Joe Gamaldi, president of the Houston Police Officers’ Union, told The Washington Post on Thursday. "He goes, ‘Because if he’s illegal, I’m not taking the charge.'"

Denholm's alleged actions were quickly condemned by immigration activists and law enforcement officials. Both groups demanded he be fired.

"An attempted sexual assault is a sexual assault, and the assistant district attorney who failed to file charges for this crime shouldn’t be reassigned, he should be fired because he is a racist and menace to the Hispanic community,” said Domingo Garcia, the national president of League of United Latin American Citizens, a Latino advocacy group.

“Unfortunately, sadly, a member of the district attorney’s office was more interested in this person’s status in terms of their immigration status,” said Houston Police Chief Acevedo.

Victims of attempted sexual assault should not have justice stolen from them because a high ranking DA wants to question their legal status. We work hard to foster a welcoming environment for all victims, apparently @kimoggforda and some in her office do not share that sentiment.

On Twitter, the police union said: "Victims of attempted sexual assault should not have justice stolen from them because a high ranking DA wants to question their legal status."

In an email to the Post, Denholm said he was “aware of who made the inflammatory allegations” and suggested the officer's narrative was untrustworthy, according to the Post.

Aise from the Halloween incident, Denholm also butted heads with law enforcement over his reluctance to file criminal charges.

“He historically has been challenging to law enforcement and refuses to accept solid charges,” Harris County Deputies Organization president David Cuevas told the Houston Chronicle.
Title: Re: Illegal Muds Allowed Citizen Rights
Post by: Private on 11 November 2019 at 01:44
Houston prosecutor fired after asking about crime victim's immigration status

By Louis Casiano | Fox News

https://www.foxnews.com/us/houston-prosecutor-fired-for-asking-about-victims-immigration-status

Perhaps he's just protecting the rights of African Americans to rape and pillage?

Does illegal entry into the USA grant a special immunity from the rights of African Americans? An immunity that citizens and legal immigrants do not appear to have?

You can ask the former Houston Prosecutor at
https://www.avvo.com/attorneys/77002-tx-john-denholm-1773523.html
Title: Re: Illegal Muds Allowed Citizen Rights
Post by: Private on 20 December 2019 at 13:22
Another State shows where its loyalty lies. They're not even working for U.S. citizens, let alone White People.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/illegal-immigrant-drivers-licenses-phil-murphy

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signs law letting illegal immigrants get driver's licenses

By Nick Givas | Fox News

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill on Thursday allowing illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses, making the Garden State the 14th state in the country, along with the District of Columbia, to enact such a measure.

"Expanding access to driver's licenses is critical for the safety of New Jerseyans and a step toward building a stronger and fairer New Jersey for all," Murphy said.

Murphy, a Democrat, signed the bill after it was approved by the Democratic majorities in both the state Assembly and Senate, during their final legislative sessions of the year.

“The legislation advanced on the Assembly floor and by the Senate today is fair and responsible,” Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, a Democrat, told The Wall Street Journal. “It brings us one step closer to ensuring all motor vehicles and drivers are insured, thereby creating safer roadways for all New Jersey residents.”

The legislation allows illegal immigrants over age 16 to obtain driver's licenses and learner's permits. Applicants can use foreign documents such as passports or their old driver's license from their home country to complete the process. A Social Security number is not required, according to The Associated Press.

The law reportedly establishes two types of licenses. One would conform to federal REAL ID requirements and would require proof of legal residency. The second license would only require six points of identification. The applicant would not have to provide proof of U.S. citizenship.

A similar measure known as "The Green Light Law" was signed by New York's Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year and went into effect this week. It also allows illegal immigrants to obtain a license without having to provide a Social Security number or proof of American citizenship.
Title: Re: Illegal Muds Allowed Citizen Rights
Post by: Private on 02 August 2020 at 12:11
Another law on the books that will encourage more muds to illegally enter our country.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/new-jersey-bill-illegal-immigrants-professional-occupational-licenses

New Jersey Assembly passes bill that would allow illegal immigrants to obtain professional licenses

www.foxnews.com

New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to sign legislation passed in the State Assembly Thursday that would allow illegal immigrants to obtain professional and occupational licenses in the state, raising concerns about the supply of jobs during a pandemic.

Approved by the State Assembly, the bill would immediately take effect if signed by Murphy. The State Senate passed the bill last week. It would maintain all other requirements for licenses but allow immigrants to obtain them regardless of their status, NorthJersey.com reported.

Alyana Alfaro, a spokesperson for Murphy, told the outlet the governor "believes that immigrants are a critical part of the fabric of life in New Jersey, and that they should not face unnecessary barriers as they seek to participate in our society and economy."

The bill would presumably open the floodgates for illegal immigrants to enter into a variety of professions -- including as accountants, cosmetologists and pharmacists.

It came at a time when Americans faced heightened unemployment and economic turmoil due to coronavirus-related restrictions. The issue flared when two New Jersey gym owners defied authorities by kicking down the barricade that blocked the entrance to their business. The incident, gym owner Ian Smith said, showed the "lengths we have to go to just to make a living for our families."

The bill could have wideranging implications for the state's economy. In June, New Jersey counties already saw unemployment rates ranging from around 12 percent up to 34.3 percent in Atlantic City.

The Federation for Immigration Reform, which supports greater restrictions, argued that the proposal would cost American jobs.

"Allowing those in the country illegally to get occupational or professional licenses takes jobs away from American citizens and legal immigrants," said FAIR State and Local Engagement Director Shari Randall.

"Already there are more than 1.3 million unemployed individuals in New Jersey who are suffering as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns. Providing occupational or professional licenses to those in the country illegally incentivizes more illegal immigration. With high unemployment, the legislative focus should have been targeted to unemployed citizens and legal immigrants in New Jersey who desperately need to go back to work, instead of encouraging more illegal immigration."

She added that the bill flouts federal law. "Under 8 U.S.C. § 1621 illegal aliens are precluded from receiving commercial and professional licenses. Illegal aliens have no legal right to remain in the United States and are prohibited from being employed," she said.

But Assemblyman Gary Schaer, D-Passaic, reportedly said it would help address labor shortages among essential workers. “Our immigrant community has been indispensable throughout this crisis," Schaer reportedly said. "By lifting this obstacle we can utilize the abilities of every single resident."

The bill touches on a long-standing issue surrounding Democratic states taking steps that make it easier for illegal immigrants to participate in the economy. Like other states, New Jersey approved a bill that allowed illegal immigrants to obtain drivers' licenses.
Title: Re: Illegal Muds Allowed Citizen Rights
Post by: Private on 20 September 2020 at 00:39
The Democraps are pushing this in hopes of getting wetback votes.That's their agenda guaranteed.
Title: Re: Illegal Muds Allowed Citizen Rights
Post by: Private on 20 September 2020 at 02:55
Last year in California they passed a measure allowing illegals to vote for members of the board of education. There was also a measure to allow children to vote, which thankfully did not pass.
Title: Re: Illegal Muds Allowed Citizen Rights
Post by: Private on 20 September 2020 at 22:48
Last year in California they passed a measure allowing illegals to vote for members of the board of education. There was also a measure to allow children to vote, which thankfully did not pass.

(https://cdn-images-express-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/ii/w820/s/cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/20/590x/secondary/Cobra-kai-miguel-robby-fight-2655907.jpg?r=1599660432264)

It was good seeing “Cobra Kai” and the White kid “Robby” Kicking Miguel the spic off a stairwell. Miguel is one kid who won’t be doing any voting!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NizvOhVeHE

...And all the kings horses and all the kings men couldn’t put beaner together again!”
Title: Re: Illegal Muds Allowed Citizen Rights
Post by: Private on 08 March 2021 at 22:23
https://theredelephants.com/new-york-city-council-votes-to-provide-handouts-to-families-of-illegal-aliens-during-lockdowns/

New York City Council Votes to Provide Handouts to Families of Illegal Aliens During Lockdowns

By Pedro Alvarado - March 7, 2021

In Globohomo America, American citizens always come last and foreigners come first.

The multicultural religion puts non-whites on pedestal, while legacy, white Americans are demonized by educational institutions, politicians, the media, big business, and entertainers.

New York City is at the epicenter of all things unholy with regards to globalist acts and degenerate legislation. And it further validated its status as a huge hub of degeneracy after the New York City Council voted for legislation that would dole out aid to illegal alien families of “frontline” workers who allegedly died of the China virus.

Immigration news website Documented reported that Councilor Francisco Moya, who represents a district that spans the neighborhoods of East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and Corona — all areas that have been particularly rocked by the pandemic and New York state’s draconian lockdowns — was the individual who introduced the pro-foreigner resolution. This area is known for its diversity and its large immigration population.

Elected officials like Moya claim that immigrants have been hit hard by the pandemic and that the city and state government have done little to support immigrants as many are dying and suffering from unemployment. According to numbers from the Mayor’s Office of Immigration Affairs, 47% of hospital medical workers and over 79% of home healthcare aides hail from foreign countries across New York’s five boroughs.

It is amazing how obsessed the Left is with foreign workers. To think that the Left used to be in favor of immigration restriction in its pro-union phase in the 20th century, just shows how much the Left has deformed in recent decades.

But that’s how politics works. Perpetual change is the norm. However, this kind of change will have to be reversed if we want to preserve the original character of our nation.

We must be ready to demonstrate to voters that the Left does not care about Americans and instead works to promote the interests of foreigners  at Heritage Americans’ expense. This is no longer a debate about boosting GDP. It deals with America’s underlying character and whether or not it’s worth preserving.
Title: Re: Illegal Muds Allowed Citizen Rights
Post by: Private on 09 April 2021 at 02:52
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/08/new-york-undocumented-migrants-covid-cash

New York to give up to $15,600 to undocumented migrants hit by Covid | New York

www.theguardian.com

New York will offer payments of up to $15,600 to undocumented immigrants affected by the pandemic, in a sweeping move which could benefit nearly 300,000 people in the state.

The state dedicated a total of $2.1bn to an Excluded Worker Fund, which will make one-time payments to undocumented people who lost work during the coronavirus outbreak, which shut down New York City last spring.

Twelve months of trauma: more than 3,600 US health workers died in Covid’s first year

The measure passed in the New York legislature this week, as part of a larger $212bn budget aimed to jump-start the state’s economy.

Undocumented workers are eligible to receive $15,600 if they can prove they are New York state residents who are ineligible for unemployment benefits due to their immigration status, and lost income due to the pandemic.

Other undocumented immigrants who are unable to meet the same level of verification will be eligible for $3,200 – the amount of federal assistance payments many Americans have already received, but which undocumented immigrants have been unable to claim.

The Fiscal Policy Institute, a New York-based policy group, estimated that 290,000 workers will benefit from the Excluded Worker Fund, including 213,000 in New York City. About 92,000 workers in New York state will be eligible for the full $15,600 payment.

About 725,000 undocumented immigrants live in New York state, according to the Pew Research Center.

Immigrant-rights groups had pushed for relief payments, and a group of undocumented immigrants spent the last three weeks on hunger strike to push for support from the state.

“There have been 23 days without food. Twenty-three days when I was hungry and in pain. But it hasn’t just been 23 days. It’s actually been decades of pain, the pain of indifference and negligence,” Ana Ramirez, an undocumented worker and a member of the New York Communities for Change group, told AMNY on Wednesday.

“Today, our work today has been recognized. Our dignity has been recognized, and our dignity has been lifted by passing this fund.”

Last year, California introduced a similar relief program, but on a much smaller scale. The state contributed $75m to a cash assistance program which offered undocumented immigrants between $500 to $1000, on a first come, first served basis.

California’s relief program was expected to assist up to 150,000 undocumented immigrants. More than 2 million undocumented people live in the state.
Title: Re: Illegal Muds Allowed Citizen Rights
Post by: Private on 27 June 2021 at 11:53
Another bill, about to become law, to encourage illegal mud races to brake our immigration laws and then be rewarded for it. All part of our enemies' scheme to perpetuate the browning of America.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/oregon-lawmakers-pass-bill-make-illegal-immigrants-eligible-medicaid-dem-gov-expected-sign-law

Oregon lawmakers pass bill to make illegal immigrants eligible for Medicaid, Dem gov expected to sign into law

www.foxnews.com


Oregon’s State Senate on Saturday passed a bill that would make illegal immigrants in the state eligible for Medicaid-funded medical services -- sending the legislation to Democratic Gov. Kate Brown for signature.

The bill, HB 335, expands eligibility to adults who would otherwise qualify for Medicaid-funded state medical assistance program but are excluded due to their immigration status. It passed 17-11 in the Senate, after having passed the House 37-21 earlier this week.

The development was first reported by The Lund Report, an Oregon-based outlet. The outlet had previously cited estimates that there are more than 110,000 illegal immigrants in the state and that the program would cost $100 million in the next two years.

Lawmakers in favor of the bill had estimated that the bill "would expand Medicaid coverage to include approximately 100,000 Oregonians who would otherwise be eligible except for their status as undocumented immigrants."

"When opportunities in our state are withheld from a specific class of people, we perpetuate systems of inequity," the lawmakers argued in The Oregonian. "As legislators of color, we believe it is important to challenge the injustices that have been in our nation and state since their founding."

The bill is likely to be signed by Brown, a Democrat, who had previously expressed support for the "Cover All People" proposal.

"All Oregonians must have quality, affordable health care, regardless of who they are or where they live," Brown said in March. "During my time as Governor, we’ve made great strides in expanding access. Currently, 94 percent of Oregonians and 100 percent of children have access to health care. The pandemic has taught us this is not good enough. And unfortunately, our communities of color have paid the price. Gaps in coverage persist, and these gaps are disproportionately borne by communities of color."

It is the latest move by Democrats across the country to expand access to taxpayer-funded benefits programs to those in the country illegally, by either expanding access, dropping restrictions or otherwise by promoting a pathway to citizenship for those who entered illegally.

New York recently created a $2 billion fund to offer one-time payments of up to $15,600 to illegal immigrants who lost income during the pandemic but were not eligible for federal aid.

In Washington, a number of Democrats pushed for stimulus checks and other coronavirus-related aid to be made available for those in the country illegally, moves that saw pushback from Republicans.

Earlier this year, Republicans proposed an amendment that would prohibit any future economic impact payments from being sent to illegal immigrants, and 42 Senate Democrats voted against it.