This week, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to begin using new rules that will further prohibit granting permanent residency status or green cards to immigrants receiving certain government services, including food stamps, public health insurance and housing vouchers.
We review the complex ruling, and Louis interviews Randy Capps, research director for U.S. programs at the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. He says the rules broaden a climate of fear, discouraging immigrant families from using services they can legally receive like school lunches.
Louis also speaks with Arturo Valdez, deputy superintendent of the L.A. County Office of Education, about how the county is responding to challenges facing immigrant children and families.
For more, check out the following:
- California school officials reassure immigrant parents after ruling limiting benefits
- Federal government to restrict green cards for immigrants who could use food stamps or other aid in future
- Fear, absenteeism, falling grades among impacts of immigration crackdown, study finds
- It is up to states to ensure English learner and immigrant students receive a quality education