The People’s Parity Project is proud to sign on to a letter from hundreds of rights groups urging Democratic leadership in Congress to remove immigrant family exclusions in coronavirus relief legislation.
The current version of the COVID 3.0 relief bill unfairly excludes millions of immigrant families, including mixed-status families with U.S. citizen children and family members. We cannot protect the nation from the coronavirus and its economic impact if we deny health care and financial relief to a large segment of our communities.
Want to help? Our partners at Make the Road and the Center for Popular Democracy are pressuring Congress to include immigrant families – not just citizens – in the stimulus package set to go to a vote tomorrow. Add your name to their petition!
Include immigrant and mixed-status families in this bill. Immigrants provide essential services to our entire country and to exclude them is wrong and unjust–immigrants pay taxes and contribute to society, so in turn, the US government should honor their contributions and provide them access to the funding currently being explicitly denied to them in this bill.
I am an essential worker, working in healthcare administration in NY. I am a born and raise US citizen, have a 6 year old daughter that is also a US citizen and file jointly with my spouse that has an ITIN number. Because I am part of a mix family I was disqualified from receiving a stimulus bill. Not only is this discriminatory but it violates my right to get federal funding during a global pandemic. This is not something we asked for, it was unexpected. Everyone should be included in this bill, the country is suffering and u am going every week to work 2-3 days a week, exposing myself and my family for a country that aside from not providing PPE, does not provide support to their citizens.
they need to work jus tlike the rest of us they ant doing nothing wrong