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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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How To Make Our Immigration System More Humane and Effective

August 7, 2019

Over the last few weeks, SC Appleseed has kept you updated about the ongoing crisis at the border, from what’s happening, what you can do about it, and any further drastic changes in immigration enforcement policy. What’s lost in the news cycle is that none of this cruelty we see at the border is necessary…

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Frequently Asked Questions About Expedited Removal

July 25, 2019

En Espanol Effective July 23, 2019, President Trump dramatically expanded Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) authority to remove people from the country without judicial review through a process called “expedited removal.” September 2019 Update: A judge gave a preliminary injunction to block the expansion of expedited removal. More updates forthcoming. What is expedited removal, and…

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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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Información Importante para Los Inmigrantes de SC sobre el Aumento de la Aplicación de ICE Comenzando Este Fin De Semana

July 12, 2019

Los Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (USCIS, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció que, a partir de este domingo, 14 de julio de 2019, el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE, por sus siglas en inglés) comenzará acciones de cumplimiento “dirigidas” en todo el país. SC Appleseed no tiene…

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Important information for SC Immigrants about Increased ICE Enforcement starting this Weekend

July 12, 2019

U.S. Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that starting this Sunday, July 14, 2019, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will begin increased “targeted” enforcement across the country. SC Appleseed is not aware of any specific upcoming ICE enforcement activity in SC, but we’re advising all immigrant families to consult our resources page, for more information…

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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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