(ConservativePeak.Com)- The United States Department of Education confirmed on Tuesday that money made available to universities across the country as part of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund is intended for American citizens and not illegal citizens.
Under the recently-passed CARES Act, which provides relief to businesses and American citizens, the Higher Education Emergency Relief fund helps students whose lives and studies are disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.
According to a report by the Daily Caller News Foundation, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will distribute the funds using the same systems currently in place to distribute Title IV funding from the Higher Education Act. Under that act, recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DAVA) are prevented from receiving funding. In short, illegal aliens are not entitled to funding intended for American citizens.
The Daily Caller report confirms that the same rule applies to the funding made available under the CARES Act, citing comments made by Education Department press secretary Angela Morabito.
“The CARES Act makes clear that this taxpayer-funded relief fund should be targeted to US citizens, which is consistently echoed throughout the law,” she said.
If you’re wondering why this is even in question, you may not have seen that Democrats are pushing for illegal aliens to receive all sorts of benefits and funding throughout the rest of this coronavirus pandemic. Failed presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders proposed giving every person in the United States $1,000 per month, including illegal aliens.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib went on further, arguing that everyone should receive $2,000 per month for a year after the pandemic has ended.
Betsy DeVos announced on Tuesday that a further $6.2 billion will be made available for universities, in addition to the $6 billion previously made available. A press release from the Education Department outlined why the investments are necessary.
“This pandemic has made clear every single education institution should make important investments to ensure learning continues when unexpected circumstances arise,” it reads. “Accordingly, the additional funds made available today can be used to expand remote learning programs, build IT capacity, and train faculty and staff to operate in a remote learning environment so that at any moment institutions can pivot quickly.”
Notably, the press release also says that the departments hopes “institutes that already have robust remote learning capacity will consider using this funding to support additional emergency cash grants for students.”
Who wants to bet some of that funding will go to illegals?