Tag: Welfare (US)

They Grabbed Her Baby and Arrested Her at a Welfare Office. Now She’s Speaking Out.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Jazmine Headley took her baby boy to a public benefits office in Brooklyn on a recent Friday to find out why the city had abruptly stopped paying for him to go to day care while she worked cleaning offices. […]

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An Unhealthy Plan to Drive Out Immigrants

The Trump administration has taken another step in its program to use fear and cruelty to drive out legal, as well as illegal, immigrants. On Saturday, the Department of Homeland Security proposed a rule that would enable it to deny green cards and visas to immigrants here legally who have used public health and nutrition […]

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Trump Administration Aims to Sharply Restrict New Green Cards for Those on Public Aid

Trump administration officials say the rule is intended to promote fiscal responsibility. “Self-sufficiency has been a basic principle of United States immigration law since this country’s earliest immigration statutes,” the proposal says. It remains United States policy that “the availability of public benefits not constitute an incentive for immigration to the United States.” The government […]

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U.S. Recovery Eludes Many Living Below Poverty Level, Census Suggests

Most economists consider the poverty number published concurrently in the supplemental report, which is 1.6 percentage points higher, to be a more precise measure because it factors in the cost of expenses like housing, child care and transportation, while estimating the positive effect of government benefits like Social Security, Medicaid and the earned-income tax credit. […]

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About 2 Million Low-Income Americans Would Lose Benefits Under House Farm Bill, Study Says

Senator Pat Roberts, Republican of Kansas, who serves as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, has been noncommital about the House version of the bill, telling reporters this week that while he supported work requirements and an overhaul to the nutrition program, passing the measure quickly was his “paramount” priority. The chairman of the House […]

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Donna Shalala Isn’t Done Yet

At a time when Democrats are having a splintering, soul-searching debate about the wisdom of replacing longtime leaders like Nancy Pelosi with a new generation, Donna Shalala’s campaign for an open House seat in the Miami area is as much about the Democratic Party’s future as it is about its past. Ms. Shalala, 77, was […]

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