The Congressional attacks on welfare and immigration these past few years are beginning to see some results. Some of the first cutbacks will be felt with the food stamp program. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that in an average month one million poor unemployed individuals who are willing to work could be denied food stamps. Over 40 percent of those subject to the cut-off are women; 30 percent are over the age of 40.
Also, next month, legal immigrants will also start losing food stamps.
Here to update us on the food stamp cuts are Jim Wallis, the Convener for the Call to Renewal, a Washington DC-based Christian organization seeking to build a new political direction for the country. Also joining us is Josh Bernstein, a policy analyst at the National Immigration Law Center, a Washington DC-based public interest law firm protecting the rights of low income immigrants.