Author Archives: Mike Clifford

DACA Decision Called ‘Band-Aid’, Not Solution

On the campaign trail, a key promise on immigration from candidate Donald Trump was that he would revoke the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA. Now, Trump’s Department of Homeland Security says the program will remain in place. The decision came late last week, on the fifth anniversary of the DACA program,

Trump Budget: Deep Cuts to SNAP Could Affect Thousands in MA

Even a 25 percent cut to SNAP—enough to leave thousands hungrier in Massachusetts—can’t make the White House budget math add up, according to a new analysis. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, President Trump’s first budget would slash the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps) by nearly $200 billion.