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Surprise check: Biden stimulus mailed to Japanese by mistake

Ineligible foreigners receive payments amid US focus on speed

The Biden administration tried to get stimulus checks out to families as quickly as possible under its American Rescue Plan.    © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- Stimulus checks of up to $1,400, the centerpiece of President Joe Biden's coronavirus relief package approved in March, are reaching unintended recipients -- noncitizens who are no longer living in the U.S.

Japanese citizens who have left America a long time ago appear to be among them. Some people posted on the internet that they were surprised to receive stimulus checks from the U.S. Treasury. 

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