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Statement: SC Appleseed Opposes DHS’s Gutting of DACA

July 30, 2020

Yesterday, in yet another attack against the security of young immigrants in this country, the Trump Administration took the next steps in its years long quest to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. In response to the June 2020 U.S. Supreme Court decision holding that the administration’s 2017 rescission of DACA was…

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SC Appleseed Statement on Trump’s Anti-immigrant Census Executive Order

July 21, 2020

Español Abajo Today, Tuesday, July 21st, President Trump issued an executive order in an attempt to block some immigrants and discourage others from being counted in the 2020 Census. Particularly the memo seeks to limit non-citizens from being included in the population numbers used for reapportionment. The order is a blatant attempt to bypass the…

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An Estimated 213,000 South Carolina Residents Need Help to Get Stimulus Payments

July 15, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided economic impact payments to individuals up to $1,200 to help dampen the impact of the economic fallout of COVID-19. Most people have already received their payments via direct deposit, check, or prepaid debit cards. But an estimated 213,000 people in South Carolina who desperately need…

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Quick Answers to Questions about P-EBT

July 10, 2020

We have been asked several questions from folk having problems with getting their P-EBT benefit.  Some have only a partial benefit. SC Appleseed reached out to DSS about these problems.  We have learned the following: There is NO application for P-EBT.  The benefit will be distributed automatically to eligible South Carolina families. You do not…

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ACA Facing Most Dangerous Challenge Yet

June 30, 2020

This month, the Supreme Court received briefs in a case seeking to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA) brought last year by 18 Republican lead states, including South Carolina. In addition to briefs filed by states backing the case, the Trump administration also submitted a brief asking for the ACA to be overturned. A decision…

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Food Assistance Help for South Carolina Kids: Pandemic EBT

June 30, 2020

Español Abajo What is Pandemic EBT: Eligible South Carolina households will receive a food assistance boost in July through a new federal program called Pandemic EBT (“P-EBT”). P-EBT provides food assistance dollars to families with school-aged children who lost access to free or reduced-price school meals because of the pandemic-related school closures this spring. Eligible…

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Here To Stay.

June 18, 2020

South Carolina Appleseed’s Statement About Today’s Supreme Court Ruling

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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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