Immigrants rally for COVID-19 relief as state set for $6 billion in federal aid

With the state’s fiscal picture looking better than expected, essential immigrant workers want lawmakers to set aside some of the state’s allotment of federal COVID-19 relief money for undocumented workers and their families. Rallying outside the State House Annex Wednesday at the start of a multi-day fast, they said New Jersey’s roughly half million undocumented families have been left out of relief aid.

The state is getting ready to receive about $6 billion in its share of the federal government’s recently enacted American Rescue Plan Act.

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