January 31, 2020

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. 

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