The statement of the senator from Texas is: Just. Plain. False ... Let me be clear, undocumented immigrants do not have social security numbers, and they do not qualify for stimulus relief checks, period. — Senator Dick Durbin
The statement of the senator from Texas is: Just. Plain. False ... Let me be clear, undocumented immigrants do not have social security numbers, and they do not qualify for stimulus relief checks, period. — Senator Dick Durbin
Ted Cruz's claims about undocumented people getting $1,400 stimulus checks were shot down by Dick Durbin as 'just plain false'
  • Senator Dick Durbin offered a rebuke to Senator Ted Cruz over who would get $1,400 stimulus checks.
  • They would go to "every illegal alien in America," Cruz said.
  • "The statement of the senator from Texas is just plain false," Durbin said
Senator Dick Durbin on Saturday offered a searing rebuttal to claims made by Senator Ted Cruz about undocumented immigrants getting stimulus checks, as part of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.

Cruz on Saturday morning had proposed an amendment to the bill, seeking to block some $1,400 stimulus checks that he said would be sent to "every illegal alien in America."

"The statement of the senator from Texas is: Just. Plain. False," Durbin said on the Senate floor.

Durbin said: "Let me be clear, undocumented immigrants do not have social security numbers, and they do not qualify for stimulus relief checks, period. And just in case you didn't notice, they didn't qualify in December, when 92 of us voted for that measure."

Durbin was referencing the $900 billion stimulus package approved by the Senate in December then signed by President Donald Trump.

He added: "Nothing has changed."


... In a statement posted on Twitter, Durbin said Cruz had been trying to "rile people up over something that's not true."

He added: "Sen. Cruz's claim is only meant to rile people up over something that's not true. You cannot receive a stimulus check without a Social Security #. That's a fact. Instead of discriminating against mixed-status families, let's prioritize getting more relief to more families."
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