For poor people who rely heavily on social services — especially Latinos — the cuts have had sharp and immediate effects. The closure of a Head Start center in Yonkers, N.Y., for instance, has left parents scrambling to find day care.
July 11, 2013 Yahjaira Artiles-Leon dresses her sons, 8-month-old Johan and 4-year-old Joangel, before dropping them off at their Head Start programs in Yonkers, N.Y. The Whitney Young Head Start Center, run by an organization called WestCOP, closed this month because of sequestration, leaving many parents scrambling to find new day-care options for their kids. Yana Paskova/For The Washington Post Buy Photo