The CARES Act passed in March 2020 helped millions of families across the country and provided financial help through stimulus checks.
However, many families were excluded, including families where one spouse is not an American citizen. Their children were also excluded.
Now, a bill introduced by Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Thom Tillis looks to change that. This bill seeks to reverse the original rule in the CARES Act so that Americans who file jointly with non-citizen spouses would be eligible for stimulus payments as individuals. Children under 17 would also be eligible for payments, provided they are U.S. citizens and have one parent who is a U.S. citizen.
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