March 2021 Update: In a victory for immigrant families and our country, the Trump Administration’s public charge rule is permanently blocked, nationwide. This is the result of the Biden Administration’s decision to stop defending the Trump-era rule in court and ensuing action by federal courts. FRAC extends our thanks to anti-hunger and Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign partners for their tireless advocacy that helped block the public charge rule and its harms to the nutrition, health, and well-being of immigrant families.

Read FRAC’s Statement on the victory.
Visit the Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign for more.

COVID-19 Update: Food and nutrition programs are critical sources of support for families and individuals. For information on these programs and the COVID-19 response, see:

Food Over Fear: Overcoming Barriers to Connect Latinx Immigrant Families to Federal Nutrition and Food Programs

This report sheds light on why many immigrant families are forgoing vital assistance from federal nutrition and food programs and lifts up recommendations aimed at ensuring that all families and individuals, regardless of immigration status, are nourished and healthy.

Read the report

Trump Administration attacks — through administrative actions, divisive rhetoric, ICE raids, and other means — on immigrant families have created an environment of heightened fear and confusion.

This has contributed to a chilling effect on the use of nutrition and other critical assistance programs that extends far beyond the individuals and families who are directly impacted, resulting in a poorer, sicker, and hungrier nation.

Learn more about opportunities to help immigrant families access SNAP and other nutrition resources.


FRAC serves as the nutrition lead on the steering committee for the Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign (PIF), which is mobilizing a nationwide resistance effort to reject attacks on the nation’s health and well-being. Join PIF to stay current on this and other attacks on immigrant families.