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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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Important Information: South Carolina Supreme Court Reschedules Evictions Between March 17 and March 31

March 18, 2020

On March 17th, the South Carolina Supreme Court  issued an order about evictions. All evictions scheduled between March 17, 2020 and March 31, 2020 will be rescheduled sometime after April 30, 2020.  The court is allowing case-by-case exceptions for matters involving essential services and/or harm to persons or property, so some evictions may still go…

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Public Charge: What You Should Know

February 19, 2020

Versión en español Below are some informational slides provided by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center. Public Charge goes into affect on Monday, February 24:

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Student Participation in School Breakfast Declined in South Carolina Last Year

February 14, 2020

South Carolina remains in the top 15 states for participation by schools Columbia, SC–The number of low-income students who participated in the School Breakfast Program in South Carolina decreased last year, according to the annual School Breakfast Scorecard released yesterday by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC). The scorecard compares the rate of participation of low-income…

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The 2020 Public Charge Rule: What South Carolina’s Immigrant Families Need to Know

January 30, 2020

Puede encontrar una versión en español de esta publicación aquí. Note: this post was last updated March 3, 2020. As of February 24, 2020, the new public charge rule is in effect.  Here’s what immigrant families in South Carolina need to know about the new public charge rule: What is “Public Charge”? The “public charge…

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SC Appleseed Statement On Supreme Court Lifting Public Charge Injunction

January 27, 2020

South Carolina Appleseed is disappointed in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today to allow the Administration’s public charge rule to go into effect before Federal Courts have decided whether the rule itself is lawful. This rule has already had devastating and permanent impacts on the health and well-being of immigrant and mixed status families in…

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