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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. Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that the public charge rule can go into effect. The rule will go into effect on February 24, 2020. Here’s what immigrant families in South Carolina need to know about the new public charge rule: What is…

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South Carolina Appleseed’s Statement on Finalized Public Charge Rule (August 2019)

August 12, 2019

The Administration’s New Public Charge Rule: Forcing Families to Choose Between Separation or Hunger Today the Trump administration announced that it will publish a final public charge rule, making it nearly impossible for low-income, elderly, or disabled people to legally immigrate to the Unites States, despite receiving nearly 200,000 comments opposing the cruel changes. Appleseed…

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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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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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South Carolina is Threatening the Healthcare of Thousands–Based on Lies

January 14, 2019

In December, while most of us were preparing for holidays and the New Year, South Carolina’s Medicaid agency proposed new work-related reporting rules. These new rules would apply only to parents and caretaker relatives with incomes below 67 percent of the poverty line who are insured through Medicaid. To remain on Medicaid, these parents and…

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Press Release: Number of Uninsured Children in South Carolina Jumps 20 Percent

November 29, 2018

Georgetown University Report Shows Nationwide Increase for the First Time in a Decade SC Appleseed Media Contact: Sue Berkowitz | [email protected] | Georgetown University Center for Children and Families Media Contact: Cathy Hope | [email protected]   The number of uninsured children in South Carolina climbed from about 50,000 to 60,000 in the past year, reversing…

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How the New Public Charge Rule Would Create More Problems…And Solve None

November 20, 2018

Last month, the Administration made public a new proposed policy, broadly expanding the forms of public assistance counted when making a “public charge” determination for those applying for permanent residence (green card) status.  Though the proposed rule has changed from the initial leaked drafts earlier in the year, the fear the administration has stoked is…

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STATEMENT: Proposed Rule Would Increase Poverty and Endanger Immigrants and Their Children

September 24, 2018

Following a trend of spiteful anti-immigrant policies, over the weekend, the Administration published a new proposed rule that would alter decades of existing legal immigration precedent. This departure from American values will directly endanger the lives of immigrant families, including children who are United States citizens. The proposed rule forces immigrant families into an impossible…

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Caring for South Carolina’s Children – The role of EPSDT in Children’s Healthcare

May 30, 2018

“I sleep good at night because I take care of my kids well,” stated Mrs. Johnson, of her twin sons. Mrs. Johnson’s sons are both on the Autism Spectrum, and she participated in a recent focus group conducted by South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center to learn about parents’ and caregivers’ understanding of their children’s…

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