The Food Research & Action Center Files Amicus Brief Opposing Public Charge Rule that Punishes Immigrants and Their Families and Increases Hunger

WASHINGTON, September 13, 2019 – FRAC today joined CLASP and the National Housing Law Project in filing an amicus brief in five jurisdictions to oppose the implementation of the Trump administration’s public charge rule. The groups note in the brief that the Trump administration’s radical expansion of the public charge rule would damage the well-being and economic stability of immigrants and communities across the country.

Tags: Hunger, SNAP, WIC

Millions of Americans Continue to Struggle Against Poverty

WASHINGTON, September 10, 2019 — More than 38 million people in the United States lived in poverty in 2018, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual release of income, poverty, and health insurance data. The data reveal a decline in the official poverty rate, from 12.3 percent in 2017 to 11.8 percent in 2018. The poverty rate for children in 2018 was 16.2 percent.

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