An estimated 290,000 undocumented workers in New York may be eligible for up to $15,600 in direct assistance.
The $2.1 billion fund — part of the state's budget passed last week — is the largest of its kind across the country, meant to help undocumented immigrants who lost work during the pandemic but did not qualify for unemployment and federal stimulus checks.
Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with state Sen. Jessica Ramos, Democrat of Queens, who helped push the measure through the legislature.
Do you qualify? Check here for a breakdown.
This segment aired on April 12, 2021.