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States Struggle with Poverty Among Hispanics in Rural Areas

According to research from the Pew Charitable Trust, Hispanic babies born in rural enclaves are more likely to be impoverished and have more limited access to federal and state assistance programs than those in the city.

Hispanic babies born in rural enclaves are more likely to be impoverished than those in the city. And it’s harder for them to receive help from federal and state programs, such as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Consistent health care also is hard to come by, particularly if their parents are undocumented and are fearful of being discovered and deported—even though the children are U.S. citizens.