$20 Million In COVID-19 Relief Funds For Immigrant Workers & Families

By ZAINAB IQBAL

(BROOKLYN – April 22, 2020) – All New Yorkers, regardless of their immigration status, are now included in citywide COVID-19 response and relief efforts. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $20 million fund that will assist 20,000 immigrant workers and their families with direct, one-time emergency relief.

Last week, stimulus checks from the federal government were sent out to U.S. citizens or U.S. residents who have a social security number. This does not account for the 7.6 million Americans who are undocumented or the 4.3 million of whom pay taxes using a taxpayer identification number.  So, de Blasio teamed up with billionaire George Soros, whose organization, Open Society Foundations, will be funding the $20 million for emergency relief. READ IN FULL

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