This week, The Washington Post highlighted stories from the Chattanooga area in an article about what immigrants are sacrificing to avoid deportation by President Donald Trump’s administration.
Chattanooga Area Food BankSNAPoutreach coordinator Luisa Fortin told the newspaper that the recent political climate has scared working immigrants in Northwest Georgia.
She’s being asked how food stamps impact immigration statuses, and some families are canceling their benefits, according to the article.
“These families represent a small fraction of Fortin’s caseload-she estimates she has signed 200 immigrant families up for SNAP over the past six months-but based on the calls she gets from other clients, she fears more cancellations are imminent,” according to the article.
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