Basic income trial aids immigrant families in NM

Basic income trial aids immigrant families in NM

(Courtesy Photo) Alfonso, a Luna County food distributor, and his wife and child are among the families participating in a privately funded Guaranteed Basic Income program organized by a group of New Mexico nonprofits to aid those who didn’t qualify for pandemic relief programs because of their immigration status. This year, a nonprofit coalition is providing 330 New Mexican immigrant and mixed-status families with $500 a month in financial assistance through what they’re calling the Guaranteed Basic Income program.
The families — 105 of which are from the southern New Mexico counties of Grant, Luna, Hidalgo and Doña Ana […]

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