Proposed changes to the "public charge" immigration rule are already harming children, families, and our nation. CLASP and the National Immigration Law Center are mobilizing opposition to the proposed rule.
Delaying a national paid leave policy has real economic, social, and moral costs that will last for generations. A recent report from the WORLD policy Analysis Center shows the U.S. is lagging behind on paid family and medical leave.
According to the Washington Post, The Trump administration is gearing up to propose changes to how the government determines which immigrants can stay on the path toward citizenship. This goes against our most basic values as a nation and betrays the immigration heritage so many of us share.
A combined 3 million Americans living in poverty are either a mother who has experienced depression or a young adult who has experienced series psychological distress during the past year. CLASP’s new report, changes the conversation by opening up a policy discussion.
The Debt-Free College Act of 2018 is distinctive for its proposal to establish a long-term plan to do so, while paying particular attention to the financial needs of low-income students and students of color.
America’s College Promise Act fulfills the promise to make college more accessible and affordable for millions of low-income and non-traditional students and promote transfer pathways to bachelor’s degrees. CLASP is pleased the bill waives the cost of tuition and fees at community colleges and technical colleges, which means that students can use their financial aid for ever-increasing living costs.
The Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reports that an additional $53 billion in public and private resources annually would be required to fully fund a national, high-quality child care and early education system.
States are increasingly using waiver requests seeking federal permission to change how they operate their safety-net programs. Recently, the waiver process has steered off course from its original intent, and states are increasingly using it as a mechanism to create barriers to basic needs programs.