FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - A Fort Worth woman and her children are receiving no payments from the recently passed Coronaviru stimulus package because her husband is an undocumented worker.
Christina Segundo-Hernandez understood her husband would not be eligible for a $1,200 check, but she was stunned to learn she and their children won't receive payments even though all of them are US-born citizens.
Segundo-Hernandez does not have much hope of getting any of the stimulus payments because of the way the CARES Act is worded
. Immigration lawyers say couples who file joint income tax returns are eligible only if both have bona fide Social Security numbers.
As an undocumented worker, her husband does not have one, so there's nothing more they can do.