Washingtonville, NY — Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM-New Windsor) released the following statement upon voting NO on the NY State “Excluded Workers” fund:

Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “Today New York taxpayers faced the realities of one-party control of state government. Andrew Cuomo and the Democrat majorities forced through $2.1 billion in taxpayer-funded cash payments to illegal immigrants, with up to $15,600 in taxpayer funds being given to each individual illegal immigrant. In the middle of a global health crisis with people unemployed and struggling to make ends meet, this is a slap in the face to our hardworking taxpayers across the state. This $2.1 billion taxpayer-funded boondoggle not only gives free cash to illegal immigrants and is a direct affront to our taxpayers, but also serves as an immigration pull factor and will directly exacerbate the ongoing immigration crisis at our southern border. I voted NO, and this just highlights the urgent need for checks and balances in government both in New York and at the Federal level.”

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