The National Immigrant Justice Center, an organization that describes themselves as
“advocates for human rights and humane immigration laws” is upset that illegal immigrants are not getting $1200 stimulus checks under the current relief plan.
Everyone, regardless of immigration status, must have access to testing, medical care & financial relief. Congress must ensure that all Americans can focus on keeping their families & communities safe & healthy.
Now, more than ever, our health & well-being are interconnected. Immigrants are working overtime to put food on our tables, bolster our health care sector, & care for our loved ones.
Any #COVID19 economic stimulus that excludes #immigrants puts us ALL at risk.1/
The latest #COVID19 response bill is another corporate giveaway by
that leaves out millions of tax-paying Americans, including millions of immigrants, many at the front lines battling this global health crisis. 2/
It is unconscionable to play politics with our health, and we urge Congress to develop a more inclusive relief package — one that includes all workers and their families. No exceptions. 3/ #COVID19
Thursday, progressive lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also expressed anger over nonresident aliens not being eligible for $1200 stimulus relief checks.
To clarify, $1200 checks are ONLY going to some w/social sec numbers, NOT immigrants w/ tax IDs (ITINs).
Thanks to GOP, these checks will be cut off the backs of *taxpaying immigrants,* who get nothing. Many are essential workers who pay more taxes than Amazon.
Wall St gets $4T
What Trump + Senate GOP have done is hold hospitals, working people, and the vulnerable hostage so they could get in $500 billion (that will be leveraged into $4T) in corporate welfare.
Without the Wall St giveaway, GOP refuses to fund hospitals & unemployment. It’s inhumane.