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As part of an unprecedented $2 trillion stimulus bill expected to pass the Senate on Wednesday night, many Americans experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 will soon be eligible for a $1,200 check and expanded unemployment benefits. But despite promises from Democratic congressional leaders, the sweeping legislation will leave behind some of the country's most vulnerable residents: undocumented immigrants and mixed status families.

According to a draft of the bill, the relief explicitly excludes those without Social Security numbers from obtaining the one-time cash assistance payments that will soon be sent to millions of Americans. Even more glaring, advocates said, the bill disqualifies individuals who would otherwise be eligible, but jointly filed their taxes with a family member who doesn't have a social security number.

Those stipulations will leave out a significant number of undocumented and mixed status families, many of whom file their taxes using Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITINs). The restrictions represent a major shift from language included in the House version of the bill earlier this week.

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Undocumented (illegal aliens) file tax returns? I thought they lived in the shadows.
 
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