In Trump’s America, Immigrants Are Afraid to Apply for Food Stamps

In Trump’s America, Immigrants Are Afraid to Apply for Food Stamps

Immigrant families are dropping out of the food stamps program, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), likely because they are afraid using public benefits could lead to problems with their legal status. Less access to healthy, affordable food is associated with a higher risk of poor health outcomes like nutrient deficiency and poor cognitive development for kids, as well as more hospitalizations.

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