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This Friday, an Illinois man using the pseudonym John Doe sued President Trump over a provision in the coronavirus relief package that could deny $1,200 stimulus checks to more than 1 million Americans married to immigrants without Social Security Numbers.
According to Doe, he’s being discriminated against “based solely on whom he chose to marry.”
“The $2 billion Cares Act, approved by Congress last month, provides $1,200 payments to U.S. taxpayers who earn as much as $75,000 — plus $500 for each child. But to be eligible, both spouses in families that file joint tax returns must have Social Security numbers — unless one of them is a member of the military,” Bloomberg reports. “That leaves 1.2 million Americans ineligible, according to the lawsuit filed in federal court in Chicago. The lawsuit cites the Migration Policy Institute which says on its website that’s how many ‘unauthorized’ immigrants in the U.S. are married to Americans.”
Read the full report over at Bloomberg.