Thalia Carrillo

Thalia Carrillo is a writer based in Austin, TX. She moved from her hometown of El Paso, TX to pursue a journalism degree at The University of Texas at Austin. She enjoys covering politics and pop culture and has a passion for social justice, digital storytelling, plants, and specialty coffee!

President Joe Biden made some sweeping changes to many federal food assistance programs through the American Rescue Plan back in March, such as increasing SNAP benefits by 15% and increasing access to online purchasing for SNAP participants. Additionally, receiving SNAP will no longer hurt immigrants applying to become…