DREAMers banned from HEERF

While DREAMers are eligible for stimulus checks (exception includes those who have someone in their household using an ITIN) and unemployment insurance in some states, it should not be forgotten that they really are not present in the country legally -- DACA merely defers their deportation to a date in the future.

Accordingly in the 2020 CARES Act, which established the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), the money could be used to help students in need due to disruption by coronavirus pandemic.  All illegal immigrant students, including DREAMers with or without DACA status, are banned from receiving this aid.  If you are not able to file FAFSA, you are not eligible.

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