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Why most people no longer go for food stamps

In the United States, there is the habit of low-income earners and non-workers collecting food stamp which enables them to purchase food items. The Food Stamp Program now known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal aid program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Due to Trump’s Travel Ban and the implementation of harsh immigration policies which led to the deportation of a dreamer from the United States, most foreigners no longer go for food stamps for fear of deportation by the Trump administration. Over 44 million people benefit from this program with an average of $125.51 for each person per month in food assistance. In 2016, SNAP benefits reportedly cost $70.9 billion.

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