California Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled his plan to help his state’s residents during the virus pandemic Wednesday; confirming his decision to give individual illegal immigrants $500 and $1000 per household.
“If you ever have any doubt about the value of public employees, I hope you’ll consider that example,” Newsom said. “Rather than stepping aside, they stepped in and took the time to consider other people first, not just themselves, when they deserved that time off…I just want to applaud all of those who did that heroic work.”
“It will apply to those who are self-employed, those who are independent contractors, also to employees whose wage data is not sufficient, their work history is not sufficient to qualify for unemployment insurance and to others who have exhausted their unemployment insurance benefits,” said Labor Secretary Julie Su. “So once you apply on April 28th, you will be able to certify the next day, and we are going to be turning around payments within 24 to 48 hours.”
“Individual assistance of $500 and household assistance of $1,000 will be made available to undocumented workers though the program,” writes CBS San Francisco.
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