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SC Appleseed Response to Senate Parliamentarian’s Ruling to Exclude Immigration Reform from Budget Process

September 21, 2021

This weekend saw a setback in the nation’s fight for a more humane and common-sense immigration system. For the last few months, SC Appleseed has been working with partner organizations and individuals across South Carolina to push Congress to include a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients, persons with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and agricultural…

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Housing Assistance Resources – Eviction Moratorium Ended

August 27, 2021

SC Housing Assistance Resources – Eviction Moratorium Ended On August 26, the Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 vote to end the Eviction Moratorium that was originally set to end on October 3rd. This means that all protections from the moratorium have been eliminated. “We are disappointed that the stay has been lifted and implore…

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Parent Guide for School Enrollment in South Carolina

July 29, 2021

Parent Guide for School Enrollment in South CarolinaBy Jennifer Rainville, Education Policy Attorney at South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center The following is a guide to frequently asked questions regarding school enrollment in South Carolina. If you have further questions regarding school enrollment, please contact Jennifer Rainville at [email protected] How can I enroll my child…

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DACA United SC/SC Appleseed Joint Statement on 7/16/21 Federal Court Ruling

July 19, 2021

Stand with SC Dreamers and Demand that Congress Act Now to Protect Their Future! Last Friday, a federal judge ordered the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to stop processing new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The judge stated that DHS’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can continue to…

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DACA Ninth Anniversary Stories: Jonatan Guerrero-Ramirez

June 30, 2021

As we look back at nine years of DACA, we met with Dreamers to hear their stories and concerns about the future as the discussion continues to evolve. This week we sat down with Jonatan Guerrero-Ramirez to hear about his journey. Jonatan is a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient who currently lives in…

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Who Benefits from Medicaid Expansion in South Carolina?

June 9, 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) was signed into law in early March of this year. The bill helped extend popular COVID relief benefits through June. It also led to the expansion of many programs and benefits for low-income communities in the United States. Some of the benefits include: Making Child Tax Credit…

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We Must Stop Cuts to 2021 VOCA Spending.

December 3, 2020

South Carolina Appleseed is alarmed with the proposed radical decrease (approx. 40%) in the VOCA (Violence Against Crimes Act) cap proposed in the Senate’s FY21 spending bill and coinciding lack of an urgently-needed VOCA legislative fix. The proposed cuts would be devastating for agencies that serve the needs for communities of color, immigrant communities, and communities living…

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SC Appleseed Awarded Grants From Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas to Continue Social Justice, Racial Equity Work Spanning Over Forty Years

August 19, 2020

Columbia, SC—South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center was named among 18 organizations across South Carolina who received employee-directed grants from Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas to continue social justice and racial equity projects with statewide impact.  In total, SC Appleseed received $30,000, with $20,000 from Duke Energy and the additional $10,000 from Piedmont Natural…

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Statement: SC Appleseed Opposes DHS’s Gutting of DACA

July 30, 2020

Yesterday, in yet another attack against the security of young immigrants in this country, the Trump Administration took the next steps in its years long quest to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. In response to the June 2020 U.S. Supreme Court decision holding that the administration’s 2017 rescission of DACA was…

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An Estimated 213,000 South Carolina Residents Need Help to Get Stimulus Payments

July 15, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided economic impact payments to individuals up to $1,200 to help dampen the impact of the economic fallout of COVID-19. Most people have already received their payments via direct deposit, check, or prepaid debit cards. But an estimated 213,000 people in South Carolina who desperately need…

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