The Trump Administration Admits Its Change to SNAP Eligibility Could Worsen Food Insecurity for Millions of People
The rule would slash benefits for those families that do not quite meet the program's poverty threshold, but are still food insecure.
What Question Should We Investigate About Food Insecurity?
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Millions of Kids Could Lose Health Insurance and Food Assistance Under Trump's Public Charge Rule
A new study estimates that as many as 8.3 million kids are at risk of losing their benefits.
New Research Shows SNAP Recipients Are a Benefit to—Not a Drain on—Rural Economies
The roughly 40 million Americans who use food assistance programs are also helping to create jobs.
How Trump's Latest Crackdown on Public Benefits Fits Into His Immigration Plans
A new memo could have a chilling effect on both family-based immigration and participation in public-benefit programs.
Experts Have Wanted to Update the Poverty Line for Years—but Not the Way Trump Is Planning to Do It
Amid attacks on several food security programs from the Trump administration, this proposed change could ignite yet another debate about where we draw the line.
Why Is Participation in Food Assistance Programs Like WIC Declining?
New analysis of federal data shows the largest single-year decrease in WIC's history. Participation is down in SNAP and the school lunch program too.
Forty-Seven Senators Oppose the Trump Administration's Proposed SNAP Restrictions
In a letter, the lawmakers urge the USDA to reconsider a proposed rule that would make it harder for able-bodied adults without children to receive food assistance.
Research Shows Alabama's Drug Testing Bill Would Harm Those SNAP Is Supposed to Help
SNAP has become more vulnerable under Trump. Alabama's law could test how far the administration is willing to go to destabilize the program.
The Trump Administration Wants to Restrict SNAP to Increase Employment. Research Says That Won't Work.
The vast majority of poor, able-bodied adults without dependents using SNAP are employed—and for those who aren't, cracking down on benefits is not likely to help.
The Trump Administration's Proposed Public Charge Rule Is the Next Step in an Ongoing Immigration Crackdown
The rule will impede family-based immigration, but its perceived effects are already widespread—and perhaps even more dangerous.
Research Shows Immigrants Are Not a Drain on U.S. Resources
The Trump administration wants to keep out immigrants who burden the American taxpayer. How big is that burden really?
What Happens When States Require Welfare Recipients to Take Drug Tests?
Looking for answers in the research.