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As coronavirus spreads, undocumented immigrants are losing jobs with no financial safety net

Posted on AllSides March 27th, 2020
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As Congress hammered out a $2 trillion stimulus plan to help those left jobless by the coronavirus pandemic, the most vulnerable were once again invisible: Not a penny will go to millions of undocumented immigrants, many of whom work in the hardest-hit industries of restaurants, hospitality, and retail.

They are the hourly employees who work as cooks and dishwashers, cleaners and clerks. They are among the more than 250,000 unauthorized immigrants in Massachusetts who account for about 5 percent of the labor force, according to data from the Pew Research...

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