Mixed-status immigrant families will qualify to receive stimulus check

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“Great win for mixed-status immigrant families who will now receive federal relief but we can’t forget undocumented essential workers”

 

As part of the $900 billion coronavirus relief package, Congress is set to allow mixed-status households with undocumented family members to receive stimulus checks that they were denied under the first round of legislation in the spring. Yesenia Mata, executive director of La Colmena Immigrant Rights Center, issued the following statement:

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“The COVID-19 health and economic crisis has disproportionately impacted communities of color, particularly immigrant families. That is why it was nonsensical and a gross injustice to leave out mixed-status families and undocumented essential workers from the first round of federal coronavirus relief. As we enter the second wave of the pandemic, we are pleased that mixed-status families will receive some financial help from the federal government. We can’t, however, forget undocumented workers who have been on the front lines of the pandemic doing essential duties and keeping the country moving forward.”

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he expects some payments to go out “by the beginning of next week.”

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