Congresswoman Ilhan Omar tweeted, “It is absurd and cruel that a taxpaying family with mixed immigration status could be excluded from this relief during this pandemic.

Today I introduced a bill and led a letter to address this major error.

All Americans need our help right now.

The legislation would presumably cover foreigners who have married U.S. citizens to gain residence in America, sometimes fraudulently.”

Omar also said in a statement, “Over 140,000 Minnesotans live in mixed status families of some form.”

She continued, “As currently written, many Minnesotans who are in this country legally or part of a mixed status family will not receive any stimulus money, even if one of them has a social security number but the other does not.”

“It is absurd and cruel that a taxpaying, mixed status couple or family could be excluded from this relief,” Rep. Omar said. “Over 140,000 Minnesotans live in mixed status families of some form. As currently written, many Minnesotans who are in this country legally or part of a mixed status family will not receive any stimulus money, even if one of them has a social security number but the other does not.”



Do You Like This Artice? Give Us Feedback 👇



According to a press release from Omar’s office, “Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) today introduced the Recovery Rebates Improvement Act and sent a letter to the Department of Treasury to request guidance on eligibility of recovery rebates. While the recently passed CARES Act provide millions of Americans with direct economic assistance, the bill leaves out many noncitizens and mixed status families—even if members of the family are citizens. The Recovery Rebates Improvement Act fixes the major error by expanding the special rule for the military in the CARES Act. The letter sent to the Department of Treasury addresses the eligibility requirements to clarify how certain taxpayers and dependents can actually receive these payments.”

Commentary and Opinion from Trending Politics:

The CARES Act provides a one-time stimulus payment of $1200 for most adults and $500 for children under the age of 17. In order to receive payment, the CARES Act requires identification in the form of a Social Security Number (SSN). Under current statute, married couples filing jointly with any non-SSN identification will not be eligible for the stimulus payment.