What happens when families choose not to get help with housing, medications or food? They suffer. They are hungrier, sicker, poorer. Perhaps the 380,000 or more affected will reach out to soup kitchens or shelters or maybe they’ll simply go without — or, sadly, some may turn to crime in desperation. The list of those likely to do the suffering include a lot of children since studies show that nearly half of all SNAP benefits go to people under the age of 18. And for what reason? Why treat people who are here lawfully as lesser beings? To punish them for “playing by the rules,” as Trump supporters like to say when they distinguish “legal” immigrants from the “illegal” variety?