The new bill Ocasio-Cortez: stable rents across the country and full access to all social services for illegal immigrants

A member of the house of representatives from new York city, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is promoting a bill that seeks to ensure the stabilization of rents for all housing units in the country and to provide illegal immigrants access to healthcare and other social services.

Last week, it has put forward his proposal of the six bills, called «a just society» («A Just Society)».

The package of bills «aimed at combating the greatest threats facing our country, our democracy and our planet: economic inequality and climate change,» wrote a native of the Bronx on its web site.

Ocasio-Cortez wants to limit the amount that landlords can increase rents.

At her suggestion, the landlords can increase the rent a maximum of 3% per year, and more – only in case of increase of the consumer price index.

The bill also notes the solution to anyone who has been convicted of a crime, to access Federal programs combating poverty.

A study conducted by the Brookings Institute showed that almost half of former prisoners has reported revenues in the first few years after his release from prison, and half of those who finds a job earns less than $10 090 per year.

Former prisoners are also often denied state benefits, thereby increasing the cycle of poverty.

Perhaps one of the most controversial projects Ocasio-Cortez is to provide persons with no legal status in the United States, unhindered access to social services.

«Any alien may not be deprived of any Federal public benefits solely on the basis of immigration status», — stated in the bill.

Ocasio-Cortez defines Federal public benefit as «any grant, contract, loan, professional or commercial license, welfare, health, disability, public housing, postgraduate education, food assistance, unemployment benefit, or any other similar supplied by the United States Agency or the relevant funds of the United States.»

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recognizes that virtually no chance that her bills will become reality, given the current composition of Congress and the White house, but she does not intend to retreat.

«We will not be idle just because the adoption of such laws the hard way. In fact, sometimes the hardest things are the most useful,» said the Congresswoman.