This week at CBPP, we focused on immigration, family income support, food assistance, Social Security, the federal budget, and the economy.
On immigration, Robert Greenstein released a statement saying the Trump Administration’s “public charge” rule will harm immigrant families and ill-serve America. Arloc Sherman, Danilo Trisi, Chad Stone, Shelby Gonzales, and Sharon Parrott explained that despite the Administration’s rationale for the rule, immigrants contribute greatly to the U.S. economy.
On family income support, Ife Floyd explained how cash matters to children’s lives, in the context of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families’ 23-year anniversary.
On food assistance, Brynne Keith-Jennings described how raising SNAP benefits would have powerful effects on food security, poverty, and health.
On Social Security, we updated our backgrounder on the top ten facts to know about the program.