Kevin Bae

Non-Social in a Socially Networked World

Illegal aliens may qualify for $4.38 billion in COVID-19 stimulus

This is a problem. This money should go to the small businesses that got shut down by government fiat.

During the debate over the Covid relief bill Sen. Durbin (D-Ill.) stated that “Undocumented immigrants do not have Social Security numbers, and they do not qualify for stimulus relief checks.” This is incorrect; we estimate that there are 2.65 million illegal immigrants who have Social Security numbers that allow them to receive stimulus checks. We estimate that 2.1 million of these individuals have incomes low enough to qualify for checks, and they have 1.1 million U.S.-born dependent children. As a result, illegal immigrants could receive an estimated $4.38 billion in cash payments from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Center for Immigration Studies