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Inclusive State Policies Toward Immigrants Can Help Counter Nativist Federal Actions

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Wed, 08/21/2019 - 2:04pm

The Trump Administration has launched numerous efforts – often wrapped in inflammatory, racist rhetoric — to marginalize immigrants, including community raids and deportations, the separation of children from families at the border, and rules around who may come to and stay in this country that hearken back to white supremacist ideas of who belongs here.

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In Case You Missed It…

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 3:13pm

This week at CBPP, we focused on immigration, family income support, food assistance, Social Security, the federal budget, and the economy.

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TANF at 23: States Spend Only a Quarter of TANF Funds to Help Families Meet Basic Needs

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:28pm

State and federal policymakers should act to ensure that TANF funds better target assistance to needy families.

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TANF at 23: Over 2.5 Million More Families Could Be Getting Cash Assistance, Work Supports

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:25pm

In replacing the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program with the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant 23 years ago, policymakers promised all families living in poverty a better economic future by providing temporary financial support, along with job preparation and work support. TANF has fallen far short in fulfilling this promise, particularly in states where Black families are likelier to live. It can, and must, do better.

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TANF at 23: States Have Boosted TANF Benefits, But There’s Room to Do More

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Fri, 08/16/2019 - 12:24pm

In replacing the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program with the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant 23 years ago, policymakers promised all families living in poverty a better economic future by providing temporary financial support, along with job preparation and work support. TANF has fallen far short in fulfilling this promise, particularly in states where Black families are likelier to live. It can, and must, do better.

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Immigrants Contribute Greatly to U.S. Economy, Despite Administration’s “Public Charge” Rule Rationale

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 10:51am

The Department of Homeland Security’s recently finalized “public charge” rule directs immigration officials to reject applications from individuals who seek to remain in or enter the U.S. lawfully if they have received — or are judged more likely than not to receive in the future — any of an array of public benefits that are tied to need. The rule will have two main impacts. It will make it harder for those currently of modest means to gain lawful entry or permission to remain in the country as a permanent resident.

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Making America Stronger: The U.S. Food Stamp Program

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:49am
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TANF at 23: Cash Income Matters to Children’s Lives

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:40am

TANF cash assistance can help to both meet short-term needs and provide children with lasting positive impacts, but it reaches very few families in poverty.

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Trump Administration Rule Will Harm Immigrant Families and Ill-Serve America

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 10:44am

President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security today released a rule that makes extensive and deeply troubling changes in our nation’s immigration policies. The rule will deny a broad set of individuals who are lawfully present in the United States and trying to build a life for themselves and their families the ability to become permanent residents. It will deny many others the ability to enter our country legally if they’re not wealthy.

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Raising SNAP Benefits Would Have Powerful Effects on Food Security, Poverty, Health

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 9:53am

We recently explained why SNAP benefits don’t adequately help families afford a healthy diet. Our new paper and brief summarize extensive research showing that raising benefits could have powerful effects for SNAP participants and their families, including:

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In Case You Missed It...

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 4:03pm

This week at CBPP, we focused on the federal budget, housing, food assistance, and the economy.

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SNAP at 40: Coming Together to Fight Hunger

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 4:47pm
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Breaking an American Promise

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 4:45pm
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8 Things You Need to Know About SNAP

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 4:43pm
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Who SNAP Works for May Surprise You

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 4:42pm
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4 Ways SNAP Supports Work

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 4:40pm
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How SNAP Helps in the Wake of Disaster

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 4:39pm
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SNAP Is a First Responder

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 4:37pm
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SNAP Helps Millions of Workers

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 4:36pm
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