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The Trump administration is moving forward with one of its most aggressive steps yet to restrict legal immigration, denying green cards to many migrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance, officials said announced Monday.
If one Texas lawmaker has his way, people on food stamps in the Lone Star state will be banned from using using their benefits to buy energy drinks, soda, cookies, candy or potato chips.
More than 13,000 households in New Hanover County receive food and nutrition services through the Department of Social Services but, the government shutdown could soon impact this program.
Food stamp beneficiaries in New Hanover County may use their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at local retailers that accept SNAP in order to purchase prepared meals.
The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require mandatory drug testing for some food stamp recipients.