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Why Immigrants in California Are Canceling Their Food Stamps

Original story at The Nation• 5 mentions • 2 weeks ago

The Nation 2 weeks ago

 
What if you had to make a choice between hunger or deportation? As the Trump era unfolds in California, fear of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement crackdown is disrupting the daily lives of immigrants and their families. In a state with 5.4 million non-citizen residents—and where nearly half of all children have at least one immigrant parent—the president’s promise to increase deportations may already be affecting the health and livelihoods of families, even those here legally, by discouraging them from turning to public-assistance programs or from working. At the Alameda County Community Food Bank in the San Francisco Bay area,
 
 
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