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signed Stimulus Payment for Melina Rodriguez 2020-07-28 07:41:17 -0400

Stimulus Payment for Melina Rodriguez

Melina Rodriguez is an American citizen whose family's history in Kentucky predates the American Revolution.

Despite her family's history service for the country over several generations, she was denied the stimulus payment simply because she filed her taxes with her husband, who is an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) holder.

Please support Melina's right to equal treatment under the law by urging her Senators and Representative to support legislation to fix this problem for citizens like her.

Press:

https://www.wlky.com/article/some-americans-married-to-immigrants-are-ineligible-to-receive-a-stimulus-check/32294905

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/bvgq78/this-woman-and-her-kids-are-us-citizens-but-they-cant-get-any-coronavirus-stimulus-money

 

 

To Senator Mitch McConnell, Senator Rand Paul, Representative Andy Barr:

Melina Rodriguez is a constituent of yours whose family has a long history of service to the United States. They have had roots in this country since 1766, and in Pike County Kentucky since 1785. Her maternal grandfather served during WW II on the USS Yorktown. Both her maternal and paternal grand uncles fought in WW II. One of them, James Meade, gave his life in service to this country on Luzon Island, Philippines. An uncle served in the Air Force 1977-1987.

Melina filed her taxes with her husband, who is an ITIN holder. Because of that, a clause in the CARES Act prevented her from receiving a stimulus check. After the service and sacrifices of her family, this is an injustice.

We, the undersigned, support Melina, and we urge you to support the passage of H.R. 6800, the HEROES Act, with all possible haste.

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signed Stimulus Payment for Jerysse Uzoegwu 2020-07-28 07:39:28 -0400

Stimulus Payment for Jerysse Uzoegwu

Jerysse Uzoegwu is an American citizen. Despite her family's service for the country over several generations, she was denied the stimulus payment simply because she sponsored her husband to become a legal immigrant and filed her taxes with him.

Jerysse is the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit that has put pressure on legislators to address the issue.

Please support Jerysse's right to equal treatment under the law by urging her Senators and Representative to support legislation to fix this problem for citizens like Jerysse.

Press:

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/apr/28/citizens-cant-get-stimulus-checks-if-their-spouse-/

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/may/01/top-democrats-vow-stimulus-eligibility-for-spouses/

 

To Senator Patty Murray, Senator Maria Cantwell, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers:

Jerysse Uzoegwu is one of your constituents, an American citizen. Her family has sent three generations of soldiers to fight for our freedom in this country. Yet, now, during the global Coronavirus pandemic, this country has denied her a benefit intended to help American citizens. Jerysse is married to a visa holder who is in the process of obtaining a green card. On the advice of an immigration attorney, Jerysse filed a joint tax return with her husband, who used an individual taxpayer identification number. Because of that, a clause in the CARES Act prevented her from receiving a stimulus check. This is wrong.

We, the undersigned, support Jerysse, and we urge you to support the passage of H.R. 6800, the HEROES Act, with all possible haste.

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