Elizabeth Lower-Basch was quoted in this article on the impact of the Trump Administration's proposals that would make life more difficult for Americans with low incomes.
Letter signed by 100+ national, state, and local organizations condemning decision to suspend educational and recreational services for unaccompanied migrant children and youth in federally contracted migrant shelters.
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 proposal to set the poverty line using a lower rate of inflation will harm millions of people who rely on programs that support their basic needs.
On June 4, 2019, the U.S. House passed the Dream and Promise Act. This is a key win for over 2 million people with long-term U.S. roots.
Rosa M. García was quoted in this article about the consequences of low-income students being concentrated at private for-profit colleges, and as a result can accumulate greater debt levels, and have higher default rates and lower completion rates.
In the wake of federal legislation passed in 1996, people with drug-related felony convictions were banned from SNAP and TANF. Fortunately, continuing a national trend, two more states have lifted these restrictions this year.
CLASP submitted these comments to the Federal Register on May 28, 2019 to express our opposition to proposed changes to Head Start duration requirements.
Elizabeth Lower-Basch was quoted in this article about a memo the president published last week that attacks immigrants and their families.