The COVID-19 virus is surging once again and legislators appear to be in panic mode again, trying to find anecdotal ways to address the spread of the disease.
Rep. Lois Frankel (D), along with State Sen. Lori Berman, Rep. Tina Polsky, Rep. David Silvers, Palm Springs Mayor Bev Smith, Greenacres Mayor Joel Flores, and Lake Worth Mayor Pam Triolo, penned a letter to the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioner urging them to use federal COVID-19 relief funds to help certain communities considered “hot spots,” specifically the minority and immigrant-heavy communities.
These immigrant communities are comprised of many Mexican and Central American workers, many of whom are in this country illegally.
In the letter, Rep. Frankel and others recommend that immigrant workers with “federal identification or social security numbers” should be eligible and considered if and when CARES Act funds are used to assist in “short term direct economic assistance.
The idea that local and federal dollars be used to subsidize the incomes and pay for the expenses of immigrants in Frankel’s congressional district did not sit well with many Conservative, include Frankel’s Republican congressional opponent Laura Loomer, who believes Frankel was selling out Americans citizens by giving the $261 million in COVID-19 taxpayer funds to “illegal aliens in the district.”
Here is Loomer’s statement on her Parler account:
“My Radical Democrat opponent Lois Frankel is now suggesting that Palm Beach County repurpose $261 MILLION in federal COVID-19 aid that is supposed to go to AMERICAN CITIZENS in FL CD-21 who have been affected by the government-imposed economic shutdown, and give it to illegal aliens living in COVID hotspots like Lake Worth, FL & Greenacres.
Lois Frankel is also suggesting putting these illegal aliens in hotels throughout the district for quarantine using taxpayer dollars.
Many Residents of District 21 are still waiting for their business loans and wake up every day wondering how they are going to make ends meet.
Why is Lois Frankel doing more to help illegal aliens ahead of American citizens who are in desperate need?
This is another example of why the people of FL CD-21 deserve new representation in Congress!
I will ALWAYS put AMERICANS FIRST!”