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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California will give cash payments to immigrants living in the country illegally who have been hurt by the coronavirus.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday the state will use a mix of taxpayer dollars and charitable contributions to give up to 150,000 adults $500 each. Households would be capped at $1,000.
Taxpayers are paying $75 million while a group of charities have committed to raising $50 million. Some charities have already contributed $5.5 million.
Newsom said people living in the country illegally are not eligible for federal stimulus checks or unemployment benefits.