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South Carolina Appleseed’s Statement on Mississippi Workplace Raids

August 9, 2019

The Administration is once again terrorizing and separating immigrant families. This time, they’ve raided multiple food processing plants throughout Mississippi, arresting nearly 700 people. Once again, instead of following a policy of truth, effectiveness and humanity, the Administration has opted for cruelty and family separation. While immigrant communities felt fresh fear after this past weekend’s…

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How To Make Our Immigration System More Humane and Effective

August 7, 2019

Over the last few weeks, SC Appleseed has kept you updated about the ongoing crisis at the border, from what’s happening, what you can do about it, and any further drastic changes in immigration enforcement policy. What’s lost in the news cycle is that none of this cruelty we see at the border is necessary…

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SC Appleseed’s Statement on the Administration’s New Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility Rule

July 29, 2019

Last week, the Administration proposed a new rule that would eliminate the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)’s Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility (BBCE) program. This proposed rule would be disastrous for America’s fight against hunger: eliminating food assistance for 3.1 million low-income people, and almost certainly creating a bureaucratic mess in South Carolina. Along with the vast…

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Frequently Asked Questions About Expedited Removal

July 25, 2019

En Espanol Effective July 23, 2019, President Trump dramatically expanded Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) authority to remove people from the country without judicial review through a process called “expedited removal.” September 2019 Update: A judge gave a preliminary injunction to block the expansion of expedited removal. More updates forthcoming. What is expedited removal, and…

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Join SC Appleseed in Fighting to End Detention of Immigrant Children and Families

July 16, 2019

Last week, Lights 4 Liberty Vigils were held across the country, calling to end the mass detention, family separation, and cruel conditions endured by immigrant families at the border.  At SC Appleseed, we’ve been following this situation closely, advocated at events such as Lights 4 Liberty, and organized concerned South Carolinians in opposition to these…

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Información Importante para Los Inmigrantes de SC sobre el Aumento de la Aplicación de ICE Comenzando Este Fin De Semana

July 12, 2019

Los Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (USCIS, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció que, a partir de este domingo, 14 de julio de 2019, el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE, por sus siglas en inglés) comenzará acciones de cumplimiento “dirigidas” en todo el país. SC Appleseed no tiene…

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Important information for SC Immigrants about Increased ICE Enforcement starting this Weekend

July 12, 2019

U.S. Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that starting this Sunday, July 14, 2019, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will begin increased “targeted” enforcement across the country. SC Appleseed is not aware of any specific upcoming ICE enforcement activity in SC, but we’re advising all immigrant families to consult our resources page, for more information…

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What’s Happening to Children at the Border?

June 27, 2019

Over the last few weeks, more news has broken about the inhumane conditions detained children face at different border facilities, reverting our national attention back to the true humanitarian crisis at the border—one easily forgotten, while the situation only gets worse. Many people have lost track of what’s going on, are grossly unaware about the…

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What does a Second Chance Look Like?

April 26, 2019

Each Month, SC Appleseed partners with the Columbia VA Health Care System, Nelson Mullins and volunteer attorneys from across the Midlands to hold a free legal clinic, Lawyers 4 Vets, for Veterans in the Columbia area. Lawyers 4 Vets connects low-income Veterans with attorneys who provide legal advice and representation on a range of issues.…

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SCDHHS’s Waiver Request: The Good and The Bad

March 21, 2019

In late December 2018, the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) released an initial proposal to request a waiver from the federal government to allow for the implementation of work requirements for many South Carolinians who get their health care coverage through Medicaid. This proposal was flawed and deeply concerning, and in…

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