From the Houston Chronicle WASHINGTON — The state of Texas made more than $420 million off immigrants living in the state illegally in 2018, according to a new Rice University study. The study, which replicates an outdated state comptroller report, finds that for every $1 the Texas state government spends on the estimated 1.6 million […]

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From The Hill Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) said Thursday that he plans to “intervene” over a provision in the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package passed in March that denies stimulus checks to more than 1 million U.S. citizens married to undocumented immigrants.  “I don’t know where that came from,” Rubio said in a Telemundo […]

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From the Houston Chronicle When the Trump administration’s $2 trillion coronavirus relief package passed, undocumented immigrants were excluded from the federal stimulus aid. But millions of U.S. citizens also were not eligible for the stimulus checks — because they’re married to undocumented spouses. Families with citizen children also won’t get aid if one parent is […]

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Opinion from the New York Daily News Every night at 7 p.m. in New York City, we clap and make noise for essential and frontline workers. In 2017, more than 15% of the health-care labor force were immigrants, and a larger percentage are home health aides, cleaning and support staff, yet immigrant communities continue to […]

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From The Hill Activists and immigrant advocates are sounding the alarm that tens of millions of immigrants are at risk of being left out of COVID-19 testing and treatment in the government’s response to the health crisis. The trillions in stimulus passed by Congress so far in response to the coronavirus crisis provide testing and […]

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From Forbes When Congress passed the CARES Act to provided relief from the coronavirus impact, it sent about $14 billion to institutions of higher education to address the unique impact the virus has had on college campuses. Half of the money sent to institutions must be in the form of emergency grant aid directly to […]

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Houston Chronicle editorial This virus knows no boundaries, we’re told. No ZIP code. No political preferences, racial biases or favorite tax bracket. But what about immigration status? Are people living in the United States without the necessary paperwork less likely to contract the novel coronavirus? Are they less likely to pass it on to customers […]

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Immigrant field workers have been told to keep working despite stay-at-home directives, and given letters attesting to their “critical” role in feeding the country.

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Families without legal status are facing losses with fewer resources

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