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According to the Center for Immigration Studies, illegal immigrants are slated to collect an estimated $4.38 billion
in cash payments from democrat’s COVID pork bill.
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.
Among the findings:
There are 653,000 illegal immigrants with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and 411,000 with Temporary
Protected Status (TPS).
These individuals have work authorization, which comes with a valid Social Security number allowing them to
receive a Covid stimulus check.
In FY 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued 882,000 work authorizations and Social Security
numbers to other illegal immigrants.
Among the categories eligible are adjustment of status, suspension of deportation, and asylum applicants, as well as those
given withholding of removal, deferred action (non-DACA), and parolees.
All of the above categories, as well as others, can be described as aliens temporarily present without status.
These individuals are in the country illegally and could be required to leave.
Yet, under the current system, they are
still given work authorization and Social Security numbers, allowing them to receive cash payments such as the
Earned Income Tax Credit and Covid relief checks.
In addition to the nearly two million illegal immigrants issued work authorization and Social
Security numbers by USCIS, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has previously estimated that 700,000 illegal
immigrants use stolen identities and Social Security numbers (SSNs).
In total, we estimate that there are 2.65 million illegal immigrants with Social Security numbers that allow them
to receive Covid stimulus checks.
Based on their characteristics, we estimate that 2.1 million of these illegals have incomes that allow them to
qualify for Covid payments.
Those with qualifying incomes also have 1.1 million U.S.-born dependent children.
In total, illegal immigrants could receive an estimated $4.38 billion in stimulus checks from the new Covid
relief bill — $2.85 billion directly, and another $1.53 billion on behalf of their children.
Not included in these numbers are an estimated (by SSA) 600,000 former guestworkers employed illegally who use the
Social Security number issued to them when they were in status.
Although they should not be eligible for checks, we have been unable to determine what steps the government takes to
actually prevent them from receiving payments.
The same is true for the 1.8 million illegal immigrants SSA has estimated use Social Security numbers and names that
do not match.
Who Gets Stimulus Checks?
The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 signed into law on March 11 by President Biden provides
$1,400 stimulus checks to individuals making up to $75,000 a year or heads of households who make up to $112,500.
For married couples filing jointly, both would qualify for $1,400 checks if they make up to $150,000.
The program has a very quick phase-out.
Individuals who make $75,000 to $80,000 will receive less than $1,400 as will couples making $150,000 to $160,000 a year
and heads of households earning $112,500 to $120,000.
In addition to the amounts for adults, parents will receive $1,400 for every child they claim as a dependent,
including those over age 18 who are college students or those who are disabled.
Stimulus checks will be based on either 2019 or 2020 taxes.
Those who did not file a return in either of those years can still receive a stimulus check.
Information from receipt of government benefits can be used to send out payments. Moreover, the IRS has set
up a “Get My Payment” button on its home page that links to a form allowing anyone, including non-filers,
to request a payment.
It is available in seven different languages.
( Courtesy by A. Matthews )
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