Undocumented Immigrants Won’t Get Stimulus Checks — For Third Time Around
By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman
Congress did make some progress in being more inclusive of immigrant families: As was the case with the December legislation, Congress will allow Americans married to undocumented people to receive stimulus checks. And for the first time, U.S. citizen children of undocumented parents who filed taxes with individual tax identification numbers (ITINs) are also eligible.
This means 2.2 million additional people — kids with Social Security numbers, with undocumented immigrant parents — will be able to get stimulus payments, according to the Center for Law and Social Policy. CLASP’s director of immigration, Wendy Cervantes, called this an “important step forward.”
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