Angela Hanks was quoted in this article: "During times with higher unemployment, people on the margins face discrimination, Hanks said. 'A tighter labor market reduces employers’ opportunity to engage in discrimination.'”
CLASP released this statement about the Trump Administration's proposed "public charge" immigration rule change.
Protecting Immigrant Families
The Trump Administration is attempting to block low-income immigrant families, including their citizen children, from access to basic needs programs that promote economic security by providing health care, nutrition, and housing assistance. The Protecting Immigrant Families, Advancing Our Future campaign brings together leading advocates for immigrants; children, education, health, anti-hunger, and anti-poverty groups; to defend against these threats and support a productive national dialogue about our country’s immigrant tradition and economic future.