The network said in a news release that New York State has nearly 750,000 undocumented immigrants, with about one in 12 U.S. citizen children in New York living with at least one undocumented family member.

It also claimed that “undocumented workers pay an estimated $1 billion annually in state and local taxes in New York, and yet they are currently left out of federal and state relief programs”—including, according to the letter to Cuomo, federal stimulus payments, state unemployment benefits, federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance and most temporary leave and disability payments.

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