For low-income public assistance recipients and applicants, the consequences can be literally fatal when the state cuts, terminates, or denies welfare benefits. While death may be an uncommon outcome, low-income families frequently face hunger, homelessness, disability, or lack of medical care following the loss of critical benefits like Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (“TANF”), Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”), and Food Stamps. Children living in poverty can be adversely impacted for life when their families lose such benefits. Statistics show that family poverty disproportionately results in lower school performance and an increased likelihood of mental illness for children.
Migrant children fleeing violence in their native countries have experienced severe psychological trauma before and after entering the country when we separated them from their families and placed them in detention facilities, and some families remain separated.
The discriminatory laws, practices, and policies promised and delivered by President Trump have social, political, and economic ramifications. First, they reinforce misconceptions about Islam as an inherently violent religion. Second, they breed intolerance, fear, and hostility among the general population
Scholars discuss the most significant immigration-related cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, their ramifications, and what to expect in 2020.
"It's important to note that scholars have long observed that political discourse and political events can contribute to the frequency of bias incidents. In fact, this phenomenon has a name today. It's called the Trump Effect."