Stimulus Checks To Be Issued To Illegal Immigrants As New COVID Relief Package Is Approved In California

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Illegal immigrants will also be receiving their piece of California’s $7.6-billion COVID-19 relief bill, according to The Western journal.

$470 million of the bill will go to 565,000 individuals who have tax ID numbers but did not get federal stimulus payments in the past and have incomes under $75,000.

Under The Trump administration, illegals were not eligible for federal stimulus checks.

“This budget is going to be creating long-term obligations to the undocumented,” Nielsen said

“I think it’s a great step forward. It’s an acknowledgment of all these low-wage workers … that they are working hard and they have been disproportionately impacted through unemployment,” Democratic state Sen. Maria Elena Durazo said. “I think there is room to include more who are still not covered either by our state or by the federal [programs].”

“This doesn’t cover all of the relief they have been excluded from, and we are creating inequality as a result,” Sasha Feldstein said.

“More is needed to protect thousands of undocumented workers left out,” added Fanelly Millán.

“This governor arbitrarily and unilaterally decided to shut down mostly small business in this state and as a result many small businesses have already gone out of business,” he said.

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The California stimulus plan doles out $2.1 billion in grants and waivers of fees for small businesses. About $2.3 billion goes directly to low-income residents.

Some illegal immigrants are included in the federal stimulus proposal that is currently making its way through the Democrat-controlled U.S. House.

The package would send $1,400 stimulus checks to mixed-status families that include illegal immigrants, according to Fox News.