"Millions of Americans could go hungry if the Administration moves forward with a draft executive order that restricts the welfare benefits available to immigrants, according to experts in immigration law. That’s because the order would restrict access to needs-based nutrition programs, like SNAP and WIC, that are currently accessed by millions of first-generation immigrants both for themselves and on behalf of their second-generation, citizen children.
According to a recent analysis
by the National Academies of Sciences, 45.3 percent of all
immigrant-headed households with children use a food assistance program.
Eighty-eight percent of all children living with immigrant parents are themselves U.S. citizens."
Source: The Washington Post, 2/3/17, Read More...