|Washington, D.C.—A coalition of business, labor, faith and immigrant rights organizations are calling on the Biden administration, in a letter, to include nearly 8 million tax-paying immigrants in the proposed $1,400 stimulus payments. Trump included U.S. citizen spouses and U.S. citizen children in mixed immigrant status households, but did not include all immigrant taxpayers or all U.S. citizen children. We expect the Biden proposal to include all U.S. citizen children and all taxpayers in his proposal.
Immigrants are essential workers on the frontlines of combatting Covid-19. Including all tax-paying immigrants and U.S. citizen children in the proposed $1,400 stimulus payments would stimulate local economies across the country by more than $11 billion, strengthening our ability to recover and rebuild.
See below for coalition statement and read the letter here.
“Millions of immigrant taxpayers and their U.S. citizen family members have been waiting for over nine months without federal relief. Trump included U.S. citizen spouses and U.S. citizen children in mixed immigrant status households, but did not include all immigrant taxpayers or all U.S. citizen children. We expect the Biden proposal to include all U.S. citizen children and all taxpayers in his proposal. Including all ITIN holders will deliver an additional $11.2 billion to local economies across the nation, boosting our economic recovery.”
Coalition members include, Murad Awawdeh, Interim Co-Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition; Angelica Salas, Executive Director, CHIRLA; Gustavo Torres, Executive Director, CASA; Jackie Vimo and Marielena Hincapie, Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center; Eva Millona, Executive Director, MIRA; Joshua Hoyt, Democracy Partners; Joshua Bernstein, Immigration Reform Program Director, SEIU; Kerri Talbot, Director of Federal Advocacy, Immigration Hub; Maria Rodriguez, Executive Director, Florida Immigrant Coalition; Nicole Melaku, Executive Director, Partnership for New Americans; Rebecca Shi, Executive Director, American Business Immigration Coalition; Mireya Reith, Executive Director, Arkansas United ; Raul Raymundo, CEO, The Resurrection Project