President Obama announced on June 15, 2012, that the government would not deport certain immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. Instead, they could request temporary relief called “deferred action.” Find more info in this FAQ created jointly by NILC and United We Dream.
In the days and weeks after the bill’s introduction, check back here regularly for summaries and analysis of provisions in the bill that will impact people of low income, and for the latest developments related to the bill. As we assess, we will continue to advocate for a new immigration process that is fair and accessible.
This issue brief provides a brief explanation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a brief history of immigrant children’s eligibility for SNAP, a section about the demographics of the children of immigrants, and a section about children’s eligibility in light of the “lawful provisional status” proposed in 2013 immigration reform blueprints.