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Americans in mixed-status families will receive payments of $600 per adult and $600 per child in households with an undocumented spouse as part of a bill approved by Congress last week. On Sunday evening, President Trump signed the bill averting a government shutdown. The payments will cover about 3.5 million people who were previously denied $1,200 stimulus checks per U.S. citizen adult and $500 per citizen child. The new bill allows them to recover that money when they file their 2020 taxes in the Spring. Passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate, the bill also includes direct relief for small businesses, replenishes the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and a streamlined loan forgiveness. It does not include stimulus checks for some three million American children who had the misfortune to be born to non-citizen parents who filed taxes using ITIN numbers. This exclusion denies them crucial survival funds and deprives the economy of $1 billion in sorely-needed economic activity.