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Illegal Immigrants Can Now Cash In on Prepaid Debit Cards

Come to America illegally and cash in! Mayor Adams is handing out prepaid debit cards to illegal immigrants, costing the city $53 million.

In the latest of NYC Mayor Eric Adams grossly mishandling the illegal immigration crisis, he is now doling out prepaid debit cards to migrants nestled within the city’s bounds. The pilot program itself is costing the city a whopping $53 million, aiming to shower migrant families with up to $350 weekly for food and baby supplies. This is essentially a reward for their illegal entry at the taxpayer’s expense while native New Yorkers and veterans languish in need.

This pilot program is the cherry on top of a chaotic and financially irresponsible response to the migrant crisis in NYC. Who can forget NYC spending over $1 billion to house migrants in expensive hotels? Mayor Adams and his Democratic cronies are steering the city into an abyss with their absurdly misplaced priorities.

The use of city funds to essentially endorse illegal immigration through financial incentives is a slap in the face to law-abiding citizens and legal immigrants alike. It’s a telling sign of where Mayor Adams’ allegiances lie—not with the hardworking New Yorkers who bear the brunt of the city’s escalating costs, but with those who flout our laws to gain entry.

Mayor Adams’ defense of the program as a cost-saving measure is as hollow as it is misleading. It is an unsustainable financial burden to support a swelling population of illegal immigrants on the city’s dime. While Adams touts the program as an innovative solution to cut migrant costs, the reality is that it’s a financial band-aid on a hemorrhaging budget, with the city projected to spend over $10 billion on migrants by the summer of 2025.

As New York City grapples with the influx of illegal immigrants, the response from city officials has been nothing short of a surrender to the demands of sanctuary city politics. Rather than standing firm against the tide of illegal immigration that strains city resources and services, Mayor Adams and his administration have chosen to welcome it with open arms—and open wallets. 

This approach not only exacerbates the city’s fiscal woes but also sends a clear message that New York City values illegal immigrants over its own citizens, veterans, and the rule of law. It’s a stark reminder of the need for leadership that prioritizes the well-being and security of its residents above political expediency and misguided compassion.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.