Gaps in social safety net leave undocumented immigrants most vulnerable in time of crisis

4/9/20 The COVID-19 or “coronavirus” crisis has exposed massive fault lines in U.S. health, economic and labor sectors. With no end in sight, undocumented immigrants are left most vulnerable because of systemic exclusion from health care and social safety nets.
… those without a valid Social Security number (SSN) and work authorization, have been cut out from receiving a single dollar from the COVID-19 Relief programs.
Immigrant workers who file their taxes using an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) and families with mixed immigration status will bear the weight of these impacts. If one person in the household lacks an SSN, the entire family (including U.S. citizen children, spouses, and legal permanent residents) is denied access to the cash assistance.