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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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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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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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South Carolina Appleseed Stands with DACA Recipients and Dreamers

November 12, 2019

As the Supreme Court hears a pivotal case that could determine the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program, South Carolina Appleseed stands with DACA recipients and Dreamers to celebrate the success of the DACA program and the contributions that DACA recipients and Dreamers make to this country. DACA provides opportunity for those…

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South Carolina Appleseed Statement on The Administration’s Immigrant Health Insurance Coverage Decree:

November 1, 2019

Once again, the Administration is trying to separate families and fundamentally change our immigration system without the approval of Congress. This time, the president made an “emergency” proclamation requiring that  immigrant applying for a family based visa or residency must be denied entry and residency to the United States unless they prove they will have…

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South Carolina Appleseed’s Statement on The Administration’s Asylum Ban (September 2019)

September 12, 2019

Last night, the Supreme Court allowed the Administration to enforce new rules that forbid asylum applications from migrants who have traveled through another country on their way to the United States. This decision practically ends asylum at the southern border, betrays our values, and makes refugees’ journey to safety much more dangerous. Before this unprecedented…

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Join SC Appleseed in Urging Full Restoration of Deferred Action for Severely Ill Immigrants

September 3, 2019

We need your help to support humane immigration solutions! Last week SC Appleseed signed on to a letter urging USCIS to reverse its decision to stop adjudicating applications for non-military deferred action. Despite a partial reversal of the policy, more action is needed. In early August USCIS made an internal (and not publicly announced) policy…

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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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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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