The COVID-19 legislation enacted to date has excluded millions of immigrants and their families from health care and economic relief.
"'Colleges should also conduct outreach to their students to inform them of these changes and notify them that they may be eligible for SNAP under this temporary legislation, and how to apply,' Ashley Burnside, a policy analyst at CLASP, wrote in a blog post."
This feature piece discusses how Marlen Mendoza is mobilizing an Iowa City women’s collective that helps immigrant women and women of color launch their own home businesses.
A new report provides details on poverty within the LGBTQ community, outlines how it uses public benefit programs for basic needs support, and also offers recommendations for federal agencies to expand access to public benefits, as well as increase data about LGBTQ recipients of public benefit programs.
Statement from Olivia Golden on introduction of the U.S. Citizenship Act.
Ashley Burnside was quoted about the importance of the SNAP program: “Students shouldn’t have to make the choice between going to class and being able to afford their next meal."
Policymakers left immigrants behind with harsh immigration tactics and by denying them the health, nutrition, economic, and educational supports they need to survive.
This brief details the many ways in which immigrant families have been left behind during the pandemic and provides recommendations on how the federal government can be proactive in meeting the needs of immigrants and their families.
Under the American Rescue Plan, President Biden proposed expanding the existing child tax credit (CTC) to make it fully refundable, both increasing the benefits families receive and allowing families to receive increments of the benefit monthly.