Changes will hurt fam­i­lies

Boston Herald - - OPINION -

No one should ever have to choose be­tween feed­ing their fam­ily and stay­ing in this coun­try. But that is ex­actly the sit­u­a­tion many peo­ple will find them­selves in if pro­posed changes to U.S. im­mi­gra­tion pol­icy are per­mit­ted to pro­ceed. Ac­cord­ing to the new changes, a per­son can be de­nied per­ma­nent res­i­dency if they have been a re­cip­i­ent of SNAP (for­merly food stamps), Med­i­caid, fed­eral hous­ing as­sis­tance or other anti-poverty pro­grams. This is just plain wrong. The ad­min­is­tra­tion must change course. And mem­bers of Con­gress and peo­ple across the coun­try should stand up against this or any change that cuts fam­i­lies off from food and med­i­cal care.

— Di­ane Ri­ley, Bos­ton

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