Proposal Could Lead Immigrant Families to Shun Benefits, Advocates Warn

Wendy Cervantes was quoted in this October 2, 2018, Education Week article written by Christina A. Samuels and Corey Mitchell: 

Wendy Cervantes, a senior policy analyst on immigration and immigrant families for the Center for Law and Social Policy, said that once rumors started getting out that the Trump administration was considering making it harder for public-benefit recipients to earn green cards, it started a chilling effect.

“We heard directly from parents as well as providers that parents were opting to play it safe and avoid use of public programs out of fear of possibly compromising their immigration status down the road,” she said. Children still stand to suffer if their parents have no access to public benefits that provide health care or housing, she added.

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