How Federal and State Food Stamps Programs Affect Recent Immigrant Families in the United States

How Federal and State Food Stamps Programs Affect Recent Immigrant Families in the United States

Heather Koball, National Center for Children in Poverty (January 29, 2018)

Children of immigrants are at greater risk of going without enough food than the children of native-born citizens – even when income levels and other economic factors are taken into account. Immigrant families often experience economic hardships, of course, but their food insecurity may also be traced to U.S. federal and state policies that make some immigrants ineligible for food stamps.

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