Judge Allows Immigrant Spouse Virus Check Lawsuit to Proceed December 15, 2020 IJD The attorneys of Khalaf & Abuzir, LLC are proceeding with a lawsuit which claims the government improperly denied stimulus checks to couples that include immigrant spouses without a social security number. The class action complaint was filed in April and claims the denial of EIP checks to couples that include immigrant spouses without a social security number deprived them of their rights of association, due process and equal protection under the U.S. Constitution. Under the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act or CARES Act, U.S. citizens with Social Security numbers are eligible for the $1,200 per adult and $500 per child stimulus benefit. But immigrants married U.S. citizens were deemed ineligible based on whom they chose to marry and therefore did not receive a check. There are an estimated 1.2 million Americans married to immigrants who do not hold Social Security numbers. Furthermore, those who filed joint tax returns and who are not in the military are ineligible for a stimulus check. Khalaf & Abuzir, LLC recently featured in Law360, a subscription-based, legal news service. Download the article to read more about this lawsuit. Law360-VivianOmarDownload Find out if you qualify for the CARES Act Class Action Lawsuit, or contact us to schedule a consultation and meet with our skilled immigration attorneys.