Some Spouses Of Immigrants Are Being Denied Pandemic Relief Checks In California
Millions of American taxpayers are getting government stimulus checks of up to $1,200 per person.
But some U.S. citizens are being denied the money, because they’re married to immigrants who lack a Social Security number. A new lawsuit from the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund seeks to change that.
The group filed a federal suit this week challenging the Trump Administration’s policy of denying the benefit to citizens who file their taxes jointly as a married couple, with a spouse who uses an Individual Tax Identification Number, or ITIN.
The group argues that the current policy violates the constitution’s guarantee of equal protection and free speech.
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- Married To An Immigrant Without A Social Security Number? A Civil Rights Group Is Fighting For Your Stimulus Check