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Excluded no more: In praise of Albany’s new fund for undocumented workers

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08.04.2021

Since March 2020, Congress has authorized trillions in COVID relief to support struggling Americans who’ve lost jobs and income. But America’s 11 million or so undocumented immigrants, an estimated 69% of whom worked in low-paying jobs considered “essential” against COVID, were ineligible for any federal aid, even if they paid income taxes, as most do.

Albany correctly moved to right this wrong in its new budget. Tune out the howls about the new Excluded Workers Fund being an insult to American citizens........

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