HUD recently proposed a regulation that would directly undermine the wellbeing of low-income “mixed-status” immigrant families, including citizen children, by compelling those households to disband to continue receiving federally-assisted housing.
The Federal time limit in SNAP already limits eligibility for childless adults aged 18-50, with some exemptions. But due to the complex nature of low-income households and extended families, mothers and children are at risk of being harmed by the USDA's proposed SNAP rule.
As policymakers talk about health care for all, CLASP wants them to explicitly include immigrants when defining “all.” We know society is better off when everyone—parents & children, citizens & non-citizens—has access to health care.
Young adults who are unemployed and underemployed can receive SNAP. But, on February 1, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service proposed a regulation that would take away food from about 755,000 struggling workers without children. Should this rule be finalized, it would disproportionately harm young adults.