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Fees for Immigration Applications Increasing Significantly on October 2, 2020

August 5, 2020

En Español On July 31, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is implementing unprecedented fee increases for numerous immigration applications starting on October 2, 2020. The increases are expected to price people out of vital immigration benefits including naturalization and asylum. The Trump Administration is implementing these increases despite strong national…

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Public Charge Rule Blocked Nationwide by Two Federal Court Injunctions

August 4, 2020

En Español On July 29, 2020, a federal court issued two nationwide injunctions temporarily blocking the Trump administration’s “public charge” rules, recognizing the rules threaten public health during COVID-19 because they make immigrant families fearful to access testing, treatment, and other resources their families need to stay healthy. This court order prevents the Department of…

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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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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 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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