Minerva buys milk from a Family Dollar in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Oct. 31, 2017. As an undocumented immigrant, she is ineligible for any financial aid from the government, such as food stamps. “One time I went to the office to get food stamps, but the man asked me how I had the nerve to ask for food stamps when I am not a citizen,” Garcia said. “He then got up and walked out of the office.”