News that the Trump Administration has decided to finalize the Public Charge Rule has hit our community hard. This decision essentially forces immigrant families to choose between getting the food they need through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or CalFresh in California) or jeopardizing their chance to remain legally in the U.S. Many of these people will choose to suffer without food. It’s objectionable that we as a country offer benefits like SNAP only to have our own government discourage hard working, well-meaning people from using them.
Our Executive Director Paul Ash spoke about policies that harm our immigrant communities with KTVU Fox 2 News Anchor Claudine Wong on set – airing on Sunday morning, 8/18/19.