This Data Hit shows that because state policymakers have cut the SSP portion of SSI/SSP grants and withheld cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs), these grants have lost significant purchasing power over the last several decades. Boosting SSI/SSP grants would help low-income Californians to better make ends meet.
This Data Hit shows that in California’s working families, poverty is more prevalent among children of immigrants and highlights the fact that growing up in poverty cuts children off from opportunity and can have lasting, harmful effects.
This Data Hit shows that immigrants represent a large portion of California’s labor force, with immigrants and children of immigrants making up half of all California workers from 2016 to 2018.
This Data Hit shows that like other California residents, undocumented immigrants pay taxes that support state and local services.
This Data Hit shows that poverty is more prevalent among families with kids in California than the rest of the US and underscores that growing up in poverty can have lasting, harmful effects.