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.
NILC welcomes the introduction of S. 744 as a positive first step in moving toward a commonsense immigration system that meets the needs of all aspiring citizens. Significantly, the bill would provide a road to citizenship for approximately 11 million unauthorized immigrants and overhaul the family immigration system.
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.