Two changes under Trump administration may leave kids without free school lunch

Two pending rule changes under the Trump administration could leave hundreds of thousands of children without access to free school meals. A USDA proposal would force states to tighten SNAP enrollment standards. As a result, more than 3 million people would lose access to food stamps, and nearly 1 million children would lose automatic eligibility for free school meals. The other proposed change? The Supreme Court ruled the Department of Homeland Security could consider SNAP use for green card denials. If parents withdraw from SNAP out of fear that receiving benefits will block their path to citizenship, their children will automatically lose enrollment in the school lunch program, as we reported today.

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