By Dan McKay, Albuquerque Journal
Jan. 13, 2022

SANTA FE – A coalition that includes elected leaders in Albuquerque and Santa Fe is calling on New Mexico to use some of its federal stimulus funds to provide cash assistance to families who didn’t receive other aid because of immigration status or other barriers.

In a letter to Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and legislators, the group of elected leaders said many families have fallen through the cracks and been ineligible for much of the pandemic aid that has helped other New Mexicans – a group that includes residents who made so little they didn’t file income taxes and mixed-status immigrant families.

“Immigrants have some of the most difficult times accessing any help,” Isaac Benton, president of the Albuquerque City Council, said in an online news conference. “These workers are critical to our economy.”

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