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SC Appleseed and DACA United SC Celebrate the Eighth Anniversary of the Highly Successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

June 18, 2020

en Español Media Contacts: Louise Pocock, Immigration Policy Attorney, SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center, [email protected],‪ ‪803-630-1375 Aylin Gomez, Community Organizer for Immigration Policy at SC Appleseed, and member of DACA United SC, [email protected], 864-375-8163 South Carolina (June 18, 2020) – This week, South Carolina Appleseed and DACA United SC are celebrating the eight-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for…

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South Carolina Appleseed Statement On the Anniversary of DACA

June 15, 2020

En Espanol Today, we step back to commemorate the eight-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA was originally created through executive order in 2012 under the Obama Administration, after Congress failed to pass legislation to help those brought to this country without documentation at a young age. DACA allows those…

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South Carolina Appleseed’s Statement about the Murder of George Floyd and Nationwide Protests

June 1, 2020

Last Monday, a police officer in Minneapolis senselessly killed George Floyd by kneeling on his throat for nine minutes. Since then, countless people have peacefully protested this injustice across dozens of states and the consequences have been heartbreaking. In many places, law enforcement has responded with excessive force, needlessly escalated tension, and used careless, brutal…

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South Carolina Appleseed’s Letter to the South Carolina Congressional Delegation

May 18, 2020

For a PDF version of this file click here. Everyone can help make sure all South Carolinians are included in future federal relief efforts. Click here to contact your member of Congress today. RE:     Federal policy recommendations to ensure future COVID-19 relief efforts include South Carolina’s Immigrant Families Dear Honorable United States Senators and Representatives…

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Statement: Congress Must Pass the HEROES Act.

May 14, 2020

South Carolina Appleseed calls on Congress to pass the HEROES Act. The Act is the comprehensive action that is necessary to meet the unprecedented need in South Carolina and across the country. If the bill becomes law, the HEROES Act will: Boost SNAP’s maximum allotment by 15 percent, Provide direct aid and fiscal relief to…

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Statement: South Carolina Appleseed Applauds Supreme Court Decision, But More Work Must Be Done.

April 28, 2020

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in an 8-1 decision in the case Maine Community Health Options v. United States. The court ruled that the federal government must live up to its promise to shield insurance companies from some of the risks they took in participating in the ACA…

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South Carolina Appleseed’s Statement on Trump’s Plan to Suspend All Immigration

April 21, 2020

Last night, President Trump tweeted that he would sign an executive order temporarily suspending all immigration into the United States. This order would not only be an assault on our American values and a cruel extension of the Administration’s family separation policies, but counterproductive to mitigating the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis. We are…

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Important information for People on Social Security, Survivor or Disability, Railroad Retirement Benefits, VA benefits, and SSI Recipients

April 21, 2020

If you have dependent children and get Social Security Survivor or disability Or Railroad Retirement Benefits You have until Noon on Wednesday April 22 to go online to get the $500 stimulus payment for each child. If you miss this deadline you can register your children with the new non-filer tool at irs.gov.   You will still…

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To the Residents of Allen Benedict Court:

February 1, 2019

To Residents of Allen Benedict Court: We know that recent events at Allen Benedict have made things difficult for residents. Able South Carolina and the SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center want you to know that we’re here to help. Please contact us using the information below if you have faced: Problems with temporary housing (e.g.,…

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Statement: Trump again resorts to division and distraction, instead of offering unity and real solutions.

November 2, 2018

Yesterday afternoon, President Trump held a press conference to announce a major shift in US asylum policy. In practice the shift would all but ban asylum and seems to be willfully ignorant of US and international law. Additionally, he announced that the administration intends to begin holding all immigrants—including asylum-seekers and vulnerable families—indefinitely in “tent cities”…

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