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Letter: Trump administration is once again targeting legal immigrants

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With the latest news from President Trump's administration proposing to deport legal immigrants from this country if they have used any (not just some) federal assistance programs is radically targeting the lower income population.

If the people of this population work and pay taxes they should be entitled to use the benefits. These benefits are in place to help our community members in times of need, to make ends meet for a short amount of time. Important anti-poverty programs such as SNAP can make all the difference for ensuring families and children have food on the table.

Documented immigrants should not have to make the decision between feeding their families or deportation. We can all take a minute and leave a comment on the Federal Register. That goes for our members of Congress as well - they should all be leaving comments and speaking out against a policy that will separate families and force people to make unthinkable choices.

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