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November 8, 2018
Recently proposed changes to "public charge" rule will hurt immigrant families

The Trump Administration has proposed changes to the "public charge" rule that will increase hunger among immigrant families—in Massachusetts and nationwide. Speak out against this attack by submitting a public comment they are required by law to read. 

The Trump Administration’s recently proposed "public charge" rule would increase hunger and food insecurity among immigrant families.

Don’t let this happen. The administration is required by law to review public comments on this proposed regulation. Add your comment and stop this attack on families, communities and children.

Tell the Trump Administration: food is a basic right for all.

Our partners at the Food Research & Action Cetner (FRAC) have made it easy to comment:

Not sure what to say? Here are a few tips:

  • Share your or your family’s own immigrant story.

  • Tell the administration why you think taxpaying immigrants should be able to get assistance accessing food and other basic needs like housing and healthcare without fear of losing their legal status.

  • Share the important role immigrant families play in our local economy as workers and consumers. SNAP dollars not only make families healthier, but also boost the economy.

Why does this matter?

This harmful regulation would force immigrants to make the impossible decision between food, health and shelter, and their family’s ability to stay together – lawfully – in this country.

Having enough healthy food is critical to the health and well-being of individuals and entire communities. At Project Bread, we strongly oppose the government’s efforts to deter, penalize or discourage eligible immigrant families from taking advantage of critical nutrition programs like SNAP.

Please join us in supporting our immigrant neighbors – add your comment by December 10.

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