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The Dream Act: What it is, and Why it is Urgent

August 2, 2017

The DREAM Act of 2017, sponsored by SC Senator Lindsey Graham, will provide those with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals of 2012 (DACA) a way to finally stabilize their legal status and eventually become US citizens.  Those with DACA came to the US as children, grew up in America, but have never been given a…

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Statement: Senate’s Last Ditch Attempt to Repeal the ACA Fails.

July 28, 2017

Today, I am incredibly relieved and encouraged by the outcome of the Senate vote on the last ditch attempt to rush through the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Even without direct cuts to Medicaid, the “skinny repeal” bill that was narrowly voted down would have resulted in a loss of health care coverage for 16…

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Lawyers 4 Vets 2017 – Looking Back Over 3 Years

July 20, 2017

Our Lawyers 4 Vets clinic has now been serving South Carolina veterans in the Midlands for 3 years, in partnership with the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia. Here’s a look back over all we’ve accomplished with the help of wonderful pro bono attorneys and other invaluable volunteers. Lawyers 4 Vets Cumulative Report…

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RELEASE: CFPB Rule Restores South Carolinians’ Day in Court Over Financial Misconduct

July 11, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 11, 2017 South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center Contact: Sue Berkowitz (sberk@scjustice.org); National Consumer Law Center Contacts: Lauren Saunders (lsaunders@nclc.org) or Stephen Rouzer (srouzer@nclc.org); 202.595.7847 CFPB Rule Restores South Carolinians’ Day in Court Over Financial Misconduct Rule Addresses Forced Arbitration of Claims Involving Credit Cards, Payday Loans, Other Financial Products (COLUMBIA)…

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Reportaje de las clínicas de poderes notariales

June 29, 2017

Desde el principio del año, había sido un temor creciendo en las comunidades inmigrantes que son en riesgo de deportación por las prioridades de la nueva administración, actividad más agresiva de ICE, y hostilidad cultural generalmente más ampliada. En respuesta, los días 8 y 22 de junio, tuvimos nuestras primeras clínicas de POA (POA es…

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SC Appleseed POA Clinic Update

June 28, 2017

Since the beginning of the year, there has been a growing fear among immigrant communities of risk of deportation due to the priorities of the new administration, more aggressive ICE activity and overall increased cultural hostility. In response, on June 8th and 22nd, we held our first POA Clinics—pro bono immigration legal clinics, to create powers of…

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How the Senate Heath Care bill will hurt South Carolina

June 23, 2017

The US Senate has finally revealed a draft of the healthcare bill they have been drafting in secret to repeal integral provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We now understand why the 13 working members responsible for the draft have been reluctant to let anyone see the proposal, as the bill will have dire…

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Five Things You Can Do TODAY to make a difference!

May 17, 2017

These days it can be easy to become overwhelmed by all of the difficult and concerning decisions and events happening both locally and at a national level. It can also be easy to feel powerless to do anything to make change. Your voice is important. There are simple things you can do that can have a…

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Writing a Letter to the Editor: DACA/Dreamers

May 17, 2017

The Basics Write from the heart and keep your letter short – Less than 200 words. Each paper may have different rules relating to letters to the editor, so always check the editorial page of the paper. Start with a strong statement explaining your main idea– grab the reader’s attention! Come up with a catchy…

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Drafting Your Own Story: A Letter to the Editor

May 17, 2017

The Basics Write from the heart and keep your letter short – less than 200 words. Each Letter to the Editor (LTE) may have different directions, so always check the editorial page of the paper or website. Start with a strong statement explaining your main idea– grab the reader’s attention! Come up with a catchy…

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