Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr was quoted by Univision in “Demanda contra el gobierno por negar ayuda a matrimonios mixtos revive el temor al uso de datos privados.”
The article (in Spanish) discusses a new lawsuit challenging the exclusion of certain immigrants from receiving coronavirus stimulus checks. Mr. Yale-Loehr noted that the legal precedent in this case could favor the government. “I wish MALDEF the best, but I fear that they may lose their case,” he said. “In Mathews v. Díaz, 426 U.S. 67 (1976), the Supreme Court held that “Congress regularly establishes rules regarding foreigners that may be unacceptable if applied to citizens” and that “there is no constitutional duty to provide all foreign citizens with the same benefits provided to citizens,” he added. “The Court held that such disparate treatment by Congress regularly does not necessarily imply harmful discrimination,” he said.