Bach Pham

No Surprises Act Protects South Carolinian’s from Unexpected Bills

February 15, 2022

On January 1, 2022, a new law went into effect called the No Surprises Act. Prior to the act, if you had health insurance and received care from an out-of-network provider or facility, there was a chance you would not be covered in any way by your health plan, causing you to receive a surprise…

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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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DACA Stories: Valentina Olguin

August 6, 2021

Recently, we got to sit down and meet with Jonatan Guerrero-Ramirez to learn about his story and how being a DACA recipients has impacted his life. Jonatan was among one of the first DACA recipients, entering the program at its inception in 2012. This week we are looking at a more recent recipient to learn…

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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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