A new report revealed this week that U.S. citizens who are married to undocumented immigrants will not be receiving a stimulus check.
According to the Los Angeles Times, millions of U.S. citizens in need of financial help will not receive help because of who they are married to.
The report states that American citizens who file taxes jointly with a spouse who uses an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number—an identification the IRS issues to workers who don’t have a Social Security Number—won’t be eligible for the stimulus check.
That means that each adult would be deprived of their $1,200 checks and their children would also be deprived of the $500 checks.
According to The Dallas Morning News, Julia Gelatt, a senior policy analyst for the Washington, D.C.-based Migration Policy Institute, said that “over 10 million people are affected” by the exclusion.