Breaking: ‘The Trump Administration is now literally deporting kids with cancer’
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August 30, 2019

Within the past several weeks, immigrant families with extremely ill children – children with cancer, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, heart disease, HIV, and other life-threatening ailments – began receiving terse letters from the federal government. The letters informed them that their application to stay in the U.S. under what is known as “medical deferred action” had been denied, and they had 33 days to leave the country, meaning their children would have to forgo additional medical treatment.

With Hurricane Dorian looming, Trump Administration transfers $155 million in disaster aid to ICE
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August 28, 2019

As Puerto Rico braced for the impact of Tropical Storm Dorian, media reports emerged this week detailing the Trump Administration’s plan to divert at least $155 million in federal disaster aid in order to increase funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The $155 million, part of an even larger $271 million being taken from the Department of Homeland Security, would come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Relief Fund.

Report: After five years of minimum wage increases, New York City’s restaurant industry is thriving
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August 23, 2019

Five years after New York State passed the first of several laws to gradually raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour, New York City’s restaurant industry continues to thrive, with strong growth in restaurant industry employment, wages, and the number of establishments around the city, according to a new report released by the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School and the National Employment Law Project.

Register Today: CHN Census Poverty Data Webinar Wednesday, Sept. 4.
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August 21, 2019

On September 10th, the Census Bureau will release national poverty and income data, as well as nationwide and state health insurance data. CHN will host a webinar at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 in which we will preview the data and explain how navigate the Census Bureau's web site to find the data you need. The webinar is entitled, "What Can We Expect from the New Poverty, Income and Health Insurance Data, And How Can We Find the Info We Need?"

Act now to prevent cuts to 3.1 million SNAP recipients
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August 19, 2019

Food assistance is at risk -- again. Just months after Congress rejected cuts to our most important food assistance program (SNAP), the Administration is now proposing to implement, through executive action, a second SNAP benefits cut it failed to secure through legislation. You can take action to stop this from happening.