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Letter

No one should ever have to choose between feeding their family and staying in this country. But that is exactly the situation many people will find themselves in if proposed changes to U.S. immigration policy are permitted to proceed.

Please stop this cruelty to innocent people. Needing a little help during major life transitions is common. Add the usual discrimination against immigrants and they find they are not able to get enough work to fully take care of their families.

According to the new changes, a person can be denied permanent residency if they have been a recipient of SNAP (formerly food stamps), Medicaid, federal housing assistance, or other anti-poverty programs. This is just plain wrong.

The administration must change course. And members of Congress and people across the country should stand up against this or any change that cuts families off from food and medical care.

Sincerely,

— Toddy Perryman, Corvallis

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