By Elise Kaplan, Albuquerque Journal
April 28, 2020

Jessica Rodriguez came to the United States from Ciudad Juárez 15 years ago. She met her husband, had two daughters and lately had been working two jobs – one performing as a clown at parties, the other cleaning houses.

Then, the pandemic and the ensuing public health emergency happened. Everything shut down, leaving the 35-year-old out of work.

But Rodriguez and her husband – a “mixed-status couple” who live in the South Valley – are not eligible for any of the federal assistance made available to millions of families across the country …

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