Illegal immigrants who lost work during the Covid-19 lockdown in New York state will receive one-time payments of $15,600.
The payments will come from a $2.1 billion fund as part of the $212 billion budget deal approved by the Democrat-controlled New York state legislature.
Nearly 100,000 undocumented immigrants in New York are eligible for the $15,600 "first tier" payments.
Additionally, 200,000 undocumented immigrants will qualify for the second tier of the program that pays $3,200 per worker.
Americans who were out of work during the lockdown received unemployment benefits and stimulus checks, including a $1,400 stimulus payment recently approved by Congress.
Undocumented workers will collect up to $15,600 if they can prove they were disqualified for unemployment benefits due to their immigration status.
Black Americans who are still waiting for slavery reparations are baffled and confused by NY's $15,600 payments to immigrants.