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Survey: Many NJ immigrants face ‘dire situation’ during pandemic

BY Briana Vannozzi, Senior Correspondent |

Many of the state’s nearly half a million undocumented immigrants are working essential jobs during the pandemic but are excluded from federal stimulus payments and public benefits. That’s one finding in a new report by the immigrant rights group, which conducted a survey of roughly 200 immigrant families in the state and discovered widespread hardship caused by this health crisis. Make the Road NJ Director Sara Cullinane walks Senior Correspondent Briana Vannozzi through the findings.