Advocates urge NY to boost fund for undocumented workers

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New York might be on track to run through its $2.1 billion pandemic relief fund for undocumented workers.

The fund was established to benefit people whose immigration status made them ineligible for federal stimulus checks and unemployment aid. Advocacy groups are now calling on the state to add as much as $1.4 billion to the fund to meet the strong demand.

Nearly all 92,000 people approved so far have qualified for the maximum $15,600 available under the program.