by Paul Bois
Activists have criticized the historic $2 trillion stimulus bill recently passed by Congress for failing to give money to illegal immigrants.
“When stimulus checks start going out across the country, undocumented immigrants won’t be receiving them,” reports CNN.
In general, illegal immigrants are not allowed to partake in federal benefits. However, activists argue that excluding that demographic from the stimulus package will put people’s health at risk by forcing illegal immigrants to work in jobs exposing them to a possible COVID-19 infection.
Here’s how CNN framed the situation: