At food banks, immigrants fear the public charge rule

Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that officials could reject an immigrant’s application for residency if they were likely to receive government benefits like SNAP. Even though it directly applies to only a small group of people, advocates say the public charge rule has a larger, chilling effect: sowing fear and uncertainty in immigrant communities. “Can I still get food stamps even though I don’t have papers?” a mother asks at a food bank outside San Francisco. “If I do, will they take my kids away?” (No, The Guardian reports.)