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Childhood hunger declines as tax credit payments arrive

Aug 26, 2021
Expanded child tax payments have helped families — especially Black and Latinx households — struggling with food insecurity.
A person collects a box of food at a food distribution bank in Los Angeles in August 2020. Recent Census data shows a decrease in hunger and poverty for households with kids, especially among Black and Latinx households.
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Child poverty may worsen under new "public charge" rule

Sep 10, 2019
Experts say proposed changes to public charge rules could have a chilling effect on enrollment in Medicaid and SNAP, negatively impacting the children of immigrants, many of whom are U.S. citizens.
 California attorney General Xavier Becerra looks at a poster that is displayed during a news conference with California Gov. Gavin Newsom at the California State Capitol on August 16, 2019 in Sacramento, California.
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