Post Tagged with: "WIC"

Opinion: How a Draft Federal Rule Could Hurt Immigrant Families

Opinion: How a Draft Federal Rule Could Hurt Immigrant Families

Featured Posts, Health, Housing, Immigration, Opinion, Women, Youth August 30, 2018 at 4:35 pm

A proposed rule from the Department of Homeland Security could have a chilling effect on the use of public benefits by immigrants and their U.S.-born family members.

Martha Pastor, who lives in El Barrio, has two children and receives WIC to purchase food. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

WIC Beneficiaries Claim Discrimination

Food, Women, Youth June 15, 2016 at 4:47 pm

Public Advocate Letitia James is promoting a bill to defend the rights of families who receive WIC assistance and complain about discrimination because of limitations on the foods they can purchase, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

WIC Vouchers for Cash, an Open Secret

WIC Vouchers for Cash, an Open Secret

Crime, East Asian, Social Services November 25, 2013 at 6:30 pm

A raid on bodegas and delis in Chinese neighborhoods last week put the spotlight on welfare fraud involving recipients of WIC vouchers and store owners who found a way of abusing the government program that is suppose to help low-income children, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Photo Jeanette Hanneman via the National Parks Conservation Association, Creative Commons license

Immigrants, Minorities, Poor Feel Sting of Shutdown

The effects of the shutdown depends on its duration but some locals are already feeling the effects.