Family members of undocumented immigrants who are in this country illegally will receive $600 stimulus checks in the new Covid aid package.
Congress reached a $900 billion deal on Covid relief aid on Sunday after months of negotiations. The legislation includes a second round of economic-impact payments to Americans and non-citizens.
According to the Wall Street Journal, households will receive $600 for each adult and $600 for each child or dependent, instead of $1,200 and $500, respectively.
Eligible households include individuals with adjusted gross incomes under $75,000 and married couples who earn under $150,000.
The new deal, ironed out by the Democrats, includes direct payments for "mixed households." Mixed households refers to "ineligible non-citizens" or people who are in the country illegally and were shut out of the $1,200 stimulus payments in the first round.
The new legislation means non-citizens could get $600 checks plus $1,200 checks retroactively. Undocumented immigrants are eligible to receive a minimum of $1,800 before Christmas.
Unemployed workers are eligible for a $300-a-week subsidy in addition to weekly state unemployment benefits.
The legislation also extends to 50 weeks the amount of time unemployed workers can claim benefits. Most states typically provide 26 weeks of jobless benefits.
Additionally, the bill contains $25 billion to extend the federal eviction ban moratorium.
$22.4 billion was also set aside for Covid "testing, contact tracing, surveillance, containment, and mitigation."