Immigrants Are Essential Coalition rally in Hartford for more COVID-19 relief

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Before the special session wraps up, a group of local immigrants made their voices heard on Tuesday in Hartford.

The Immigrants Are Essential Coalition met outside the state capitol at 10 a.m. to ask for more coronavirus financial relief.

The group says the $3.5 million relief package the state is providing for rent relief and financial assistance is not enough to meet the community’s needs.

They say undocumented families in need are still struggling to pay rent and buy food.

Governor Ned Lamont’s office says the state has been a leader in providing support for undocumented residents in this pandemic, especially compared to other states, and he says those efforts will continue.

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